Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2023 is a Federal holiday always celebrated on the first Monday in September. The day recognizes the contributions American workers make to the prosperity of the country. Unofficially the last day of summer. The holiday is typically celebrated with barbecues, picnics, and that all-American pastime: shopping.
- Closed on Monday: All government facilities, non-retail businesses or services (banks, offices, etc.), and public libraries. Post offices are closed and there is no mail delivery. For parking lots and meters, check signage and follow restrictions on days and hours.
- Open: Retail stores, shopping malls, grocery stores, restaurants, movie theaters, parks and botanical gardens, and municipal golf courses are open. Rush-hour traffic lanes will not be coned.
- County of Hawai‘i does not provide curbside collection. Recycling and Land Fill locations are closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or designated emergencies such as natural disasters.
- Kauai Solid Waste Division collects five days a week including holidays.
- Maui, Lanai, Molokai: follow the Residential-Refuse-Pick-up-Holiday-Schedule (mauicounty.gov)
- County of Honolulu Curbside Collection/Schedules (opala.hnl.info) is normal on all holidays except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (then it is one day later). More info: ʻŌpala, i.e. garbage (honolulu.gov)
- Hawai’i Island Hele-On Bus operates on a Sunday schedule on County observed holidays: Holiday Schedule | HI Mass Transit Agency.
- Kauaʻi Bus operates daily, including most holidays. See Kauai Bus Schedules or use free TheKauaiBus app for real-time updates.
- Maui Bus operates 7 days a week, including holidays. See Maui Web Bus Schedule or use the Live App.
- Oʻahu TheBus will operate on State Holiday schedule for Statehood Day. See TheBus Holidays
Listed below is a lists of this year’s federal and state holidays and other special events. Scroll down for our Calendar of events.
2023 Federal Holiday Dates
Listed below are the 11 Federal Holidays for 2023 (opm.gov)
- *Monday, January 2: New Year’s Day – observed (January 1)
- Monday, January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (3rd Monday in January)
- **Monday, February 20: Presidents’ Day aka Washington’s Birthday (3rd Monday in February)
- Monday, May 29: Memorial Day (4th Monday in May)
- Monday, June 19: Juneteenth National Independence Day
- Tuesday, July 4: Independence Day
- Monday, September 4: Labor Day (1st Monday in September)
- ***Monday, October 9: Discoverers’ Day aka Columbus Day (2nd Monday in October)
- *Friday, November 10: Veteran’s Day – observed (November 11)
- Thursday, November 23: Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday)
- Monday, December 25: Christmas Day
*When federal holidays fall on a Saturday or Sunday, they are observed on Friday or Monday, respectively.
**Washington’s Birthday is the federally recognized holiday though many locations use Presidents’ Day
***Columbus Day is still the federally recognized holiday though many states have adopted other names
2023 Hawaii State Holidays
Hawaiʻi State Government offices and facilities observe the following state holidays. Public schools are closed on Prince Kūhiō Day and Good Friday (they are not in session during summer). Federal offices are open. Retailers and the community have special celebrations.
- *Monday, March 27: Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole Day – observed (26th of March)
- Friday, April 7: Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
- *Monday, June 12: King Kamehameha I Day – observed (11th day of June)
- Friday, August 18: Statehood Day (3rd Friday in August)
*When state holidays fall on a Saturday or Sunday, they are observed on Friday or Monday, respectively.
2023 Other Holidays & Special Events
- Sunday, January 22, 2023: Lunar New Year – Year of the Rabbit (or Cat for Vietnamese Tet)
- Monday, February 2: Groundhog Day – six more weeks of winter if sunny or an early spring if cloudy
- Sunday, February 12, 2023: Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
- Tuesday, February 14: Valentine’s Day
- Tuesday, February 21: Mardi Gras
- Tuesday, March 7: Holi (Festival of Colors)
- Sunday, March 12: Daylight Savings time begins (2nd Sunday)
- Friday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
- Monday, March 20: Spring equinox
- Thursday, March 23: Ramadan begins (ends Saturday, April 22 with Eid al-Fitr)
- Wednesday, April 5: Passover begins at sundown
- Sunday, April 9: Easter Sunday
- Monday, April 17: Federal Income Tax Day
- Monday, May 1: Lei Day
- Friday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo
- Sunday, May 14: Mother’s Day (2nd Sunday in May)
- Wednesday, June 21: Summer solstice
- Sunday, June 18: Father’s Day (3rd Sunday in June)
- Friday, September 22: Autumn equinox
- Tuesday, October 31: Halloween
- Wednesday, November 1: Day of the Dead
- Sunday, November 5: Daylight Savings ends (1st Sunday)
- Friday, November 24: Black Friday aka Native American Heritage Day (day after Thanksgiving)
- Friday, December 7: Chanukah (Hanukkah) begins at sundown
- Thursday, December 21: Winter solstice
- Sunday, December 24: Christmas
- Tuesday, December 26: First day of Kwanzaa
- Sunday, December 31: New Year’s Eve
Event calendar for Statehood Day 2023
Listed below are all events on our calendar for Statehood Day 2023.
Friday, August 18, 2023
For more things to do anytime, see our calendar of free and cheap things to do every day (hawaiionthecheap.com)