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When is Indigenous Peoples Day in 2024?

Indigenous Peoples Day in 2024 is on the Monday, 14th of Oct (10/14/2024).

Indigenous Peoples Day is on the 288th day of 2024. There are 78 days left in the year.

Indigenous Peoples Day Facts

  • Date: Oct 14, 2024
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  • Celebrations: Celebrations; cultural activities, rallies and parades
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In the 1980s, the American Indian community held protests demanding the replacement of Columbus Day with a day to celebrate the Indigenous People. The argument was that Columbus Day celebrates oppression, injustice, and colonialism subjected to the indigenous people. As the years went by, the move was embraced by various states who scrapped off Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day. Since then, most states have changed it to Indigenous Peoples Day, although others maintain it as an observation Day and not a paid holiday for employees. New Mexico and Maine adopted the holiday in 2019.

When is Indigenous Peoples Day?

Indigenous Peoples Day is observed on the second Monday in October in New Mexico and Maine. Indigenous Peoples Day 2020 will be on October 12th.

Is Indigenous Peoples Day a public holiday?

Indigenous Peoples Day is a state holiday in Mexico and Maine. However, most other states do not recognize it as a state holiday but rather an observance day.

What is open or closed on Indigenous Peoples Day

In New Mexico and other states where Indigenous Peoples Day is observed as a state holiday, government offices, organizations, schools, and most businesses remain closed. Emergency health services, police, and fire department are, however, open as usual. Operations in states that do not recognize the day as a day off are likely to run, as usual, considering that the day is just an observance here.

Things to do on Indigenous Peoples Day

It is time to celebrate indigenous people's contributions to the economy of the United States. It is also time for you to learn about Native Americans and their achievements. Most educational institutions often organize programs aimed at teaching the public about traditions, culture, and the background of the indigenous people. These programs are mostly free, and it would be a good thing to attend them.

You may also attend cultural activities held in most towns such as pow wows, where you will get a chance to dance, sing, and socialize with the native people. You will also get an opportunity to taste indigenous food while having fun.

There are also rallies and parades geared towards addressing the plight of indigenous people in the USA. While at it, be sure to buy artworks often displayed by hundreds of creative native people. There is no better support than purchasing creatives from the indigenous people.

If you already have a wealth of knowledge about the indigenous people, spend this day raising awareness to churches and community groups about the traditions and history of the natives.

If you do not have time to participate in such activities, consider donating to organizations that work towards indigenous people's rights. You may, however, need to do a background check to determine reputable and genuine organizations.

Indigenous Peoples Day Observances

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  • Oct 12, 2020
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  • Oct 11, 2021
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  • Oct 10, 2022
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  • Oct 09, 2023
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  • Oct 14, 2024

List of State Holidays of Maine in 2024

MondayMonJan 01, 2024Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 15, 2024Jan 15Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2024Feb 19Washington's Birthday
MondayMonApr 15, 2024Apr 15Patriot's Day
MondayMonMay 27, 2024May 27Memorial Day
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2024Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 02, 2024Sep 02Labor Day
MondayMonOct 14, 2024Oct 14Indigenous Peoples Day
MondayMonNov 11, 2024Nov 11Veteran's Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2024Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Thanksgiving Friday
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2024Dec 25Christmas Day

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2024

FridayFriJan 12, 2024Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
FridayFriJan 19, 2024Jan 19National Popcorn Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 07, 2024Feb 07National Signing Day
FridayFriFeb 09, 2024Feb 09National Pizza Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2024Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2024Feb 15National Bagel Day
SundaySunFeb 18, 2024Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2024Feb 22National Margarita Day
ThursdayThuFeb 29, 2024Feb 29Leap Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2024Mar 01National Employee Appreciation Day
ThursdayThuMar 07, 2024Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 10, 2024Mar 10Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 11, 2024Mar 11National Napping Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Walkout Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Pi Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2024Mar 20National Proposal Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2024Mar 23National Puppy Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2024Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 03, 2024Apr 03National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 04, 2024Apr 04National Burrito Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2024Apr 07National Beer Day
ThursdayThuApr 11, 2024Apr 11National Pet Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2024Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 02, 2024May 02National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 12, 2024May 12Mother's Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Towel Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 07, 2024Jun 07National Donut Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2024Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2024Jun 16Father's Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2024Jun 21National Selfie Day
SaturdaySatJun 22, 2024Jun 22National Kissing Day
SaturdaySatJul 13, 2024Jul 13National French Fry Day
SundaySunJul 14, 2024Jul 14National Nude Day
WednesdayWedJul 17, 2024Jul 17National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 21, 2024Jul 21National Ice Cream Day
TuesdayTueJul 23, 2024Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 24, 2024Jul 24National Tequila Day
MondayMonJul 29, 2024Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2024Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2024Aug 04National Sister Day
WednesdayWedSep 18, 2024Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2024Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Vodka Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Taco Day
WednesdayWedOct 09, 2024Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 19, 2024Oct 19Sweetest Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2024Oct 29National Cat Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2024Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 03, 2024Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Black Friday
MondayMonDec 02, 2024Dec 02Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2024Dec 07Candle Day
MondayMonDec 09, 2024Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 20, 2024Dec 20National Ugly Sweater day