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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

List of State Holidays of Maine in 2023

SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 02, 2023Jan 02New Year Holiday
MondayMonJan 16, 2023Jan 16Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MondayMonFeb 20, 2023Feb 20Washington's Birthday
MondayMonApr 17, 2023Apr 17Patriot's Day
MondayMonMay 29, 2023May 29Memorial Day
TuesdayTueJul 04, 2023Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 04, 2023Sep 04Labor Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Indigenous Peoples Day
FridayFriNov 10, 2023Nov 10Veteran Day Holiday
SaturdaySatNov 11, 2023Nov 11Veteran's Day
ThursdayThuNov 23, 2023Nov 23Thanksgiving Day
FridayFriNov 24, 2023Nov 24Thanksgiving Friday
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas Day

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

ThursdayThuJan 12, 2023Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
ThursdayThuJan 19, 2023Jan 19National Popcorn Day
WednesdayWedFeb 01, 2023Feb 01National Signing Day
ThursdayThuFeb 02, 2023Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 03, 2023Feb 03National Wear Red Day
ThursdayThuFeb 09, 2023Feb 09National Pizza Day
MondayMonFeb 13, 2023Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 14, 2023Feb 14Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedFeb 15, 2023Feb 15National Bagel Day
SaturdaySatFeb 18, 2023Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
TuesdayTueFeb 21, 2023Feb 21National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 22, 2023Feb 22National Margarita Day
FridayFriMar 03, 2023Mar 03National Employee Appreciation Day
TuesdayTueMar 07, 2023Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 12, 2023Mar 12Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 13, 2023Mar 13National Napping Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Walkout Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Pi Day
MondayMonMar 20, 2023Mar 20National Proposal Day
ThursdayThuMar 23, 2023Mar 23National Puppy Day
ThursdayThuMar 30, 2023Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 05, 2023Apr 05National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 06, 2023Apr 06National Burrito Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07National Beer Day
TuesdayTueApr 11, 2023Apr 11National Pet Day
WednesdayWedApr 12, 2023Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 04, 2023May 04National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 14, 2023May 14Mother's Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Towel Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day
ThursdayThuJun 08, 2023Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 18, 2023Jun 18Father's Day
WednesdayWedJun 21, 2023Jun 21National Selfie Day
ThursdayThuJun 22, 2023Jun 22National Kissing Day
TuesdayTueJul 11, 2023Jul 11Amazon Prime Day
ThursdayThuJul 13, 2023Jul 13National French Fry Day
FridayFriJul 14, 2023Jul 14National Nude Day
SundaySunJul 16, 2023Jul 16National Ice Cream Day
WednesdayWedJul 19, 2023Jul 19National Hot Dog Day
MondayMonJul 24, 2023Jul 24National Tequila Day
SaturdaySatJul 29, 2023Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
TuesdayTueAug 01, 2023Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 06, 2023Aug 06National Sister Day
MondayMonSep 18, 2023Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
TuesdayTueOct 03, 2023Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Vodka Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Taco Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 21, 2023Oct 21Sweetest Day
SundaySunOct 29, 2023Oct 29National Cat Day
TuesdayTueOct 31, 2023Oct 31Halloween
FridayFriNov 03, 2023Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 24, 2023Nov 24Black Friday
MondayMonNov 27, 2023Nov 27Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 02, 2023Dec 02Candle Day
SaturdaySatDec 09, 2023Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 15, 2023Dec 15National Ugly Sweater day