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8+ New York Long Weekend 2024

Like in many other places, New York’s long weekends offer a welcome diversion from the grind of the working world. These longer breaks, which are frequently brought about by public holidays that coincide with the weekend, give employees an opportunity to unwind, rejuvenate, and engage in leisure activities. Long weekends are a favourite time for many New Yorkers to travel, take advantage of the city’s abundance of cultural and entertainment choices, or just hang out with loved ones. These sporadic extended pauses are crucial for preserving a healthy work-life balance, lowering stress levels, and improving general wellbeing in a busy, fast-paced city like New York. When workers return to work feeling renewed and invigorated, they also help to boost output and job satisfaction.

2024 New York long weekends

  • New Year’s Day: 30 Dec – Jan 1st (Monday)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: 13 Jan – 15 Jan (Monday)
  • Lincoln’s Birthday: 10 Feb – 12 Feb (Monday)
  • Memorial Day: 25 May – 27 May (Monday)
  • Independence Day: 4 Jul – 7Jul (Thursday)
  • Labor Day: 31 August – Sep 2nd (Monday)
  • Columbus Day: 12 Oct – 14 oct (Monday)
  • Veteran’s Day: 9 Nov – 11 Nov (Monday)
  • Thanksgiving Day: 28 Nov – Dec 1st (Monday)

1. New Year’s Day: 30 Dec – Jan 1st (Monday)

New Years’s Day in 2024 offers a 3-day long weekend starting from Saturday Dec 30, followed by Sunday which marks the normal weekend, followed by The New Year’s Day which is an official holiday in New York on Jan 1st, Monday, giving employees the chance to take time off from work and celebrate with family and friends.

2. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: 13 Jan – 15 Jan (Monday)

The long weekend in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2024 begins on Saturday, January 13, and extends through Monday, January 15, which is the official holiday. This three-day weekend is an opportunity for reflection and celebration of the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a pivotal figure in the American civil rights movement.

3. Lincoln’s Birthday: 10 Feb – 12 Feb (Monday)

In 2024, New York will experience a long weekend extending from Saturday, February 10, through Monday, February 12, in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday, which falls on Monday, February 12. This creates a three-day weekend for many, offering an extended break from the usual workweek.

4. Memorial Day: 25 May – 27 May (Monday)

On May 25, 2024, a long weekend begins in New York, extending from Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27. This extended weekend is in observance of Memorial Day, which is officially recognized on May 27, a Monday. Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in military service.

5. Independence Day: 4 Jul – 7Jul (Thursday)

New Yorkers will have the chance to take advantage of a four-day long weekend on Thursday, July 4, 2024, by just taking an additional day off from work. The Fourth of July holiday, Independence Day, allows for this longer respite. Residents can extend their holiday from Thursday through Sunday by taking a leave of absence on Friday, July 5. This allows them to make the most of their time off for celebrations, relaxation, and other activities without having to take several leave days.

6. Labor Day: 31 August – Sep 2nd (Monday)

On August 31, 2024, which falls on a Saturday, a long weekend will begin in New York. This extended break is due to the observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 2, 2024. Labor Day, a federal holiday celebrated across the United States, honors the contributions and achievements of American workers.

7. Columbus Day: 12 Oct – 14 oct (Monday)

In 2024, October 12th will kick off a long weekend in New York as we celebrate Columbus Day, which occurs on Monday, October 14th. This weekend gives locals three days off, starting on Saturday, October 12, and ending on Monday, October 14. Federal holiday Columbus Day is observed on the second Monday in October.

8. Veteran’s Day: 9 Nov – 11 Nov (Monday)

One of New York long weekend in 2024 will happen thanks to Veteran’s Day, which will take place on Monday, 11 November, before that will be Sunday and Saturday which marks the normal weekend of the working week, which makes 3-day long weekend starting from Saturday, 9 Nov, till Monday, 11 Nov 2024

9. Thanksgiving Day: 28 Nov – Dec 1st (Monday)

On November 28, 2024, which is a Thursday, New York will observe Thanksgiving Day. This creates an opportunity for a four-day long weekend. By taking a day off on Friday, November 29, employees can extend their break from Thursday, November 28, through Sunday, December 1. This extended weekend allows for a more extended period of rest, celebration, or travel, taking advantage of the public holiday on Thursday and the weekend immediately following it.