California State Holidays

California State Holidays include the following dates:

  • Cesar Chavez Day - March 31
  • Columbus Day - October 8, 2018 (2nd Monday in October)

These are in addition to the US Federal Holidays!


Local California Observance Days

  • California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month - Entire Month of January
  • California Restaurant Month - Entire Month of January
  • Rosa Parks Day - February 4 (State of CA and OH)
  • Ronald Reagan Day - February 6
  • Susan B. Anthony Day - February 15
  • California Strawberry Day - March 21
  • Tsunami Preparedness Week (CA) - March 26-30, 2018
  • Good Friday - March 30, 2018
  • California Poppy Day - April 6
  • Safe Boating Cold Water Awareness Week (CA) - May 21-28, 2018
  • Harvey Milk Day - May 22
  • Beach Safety / Rip Current Awareness Week (CA) - Early June, 2018 (TBA)
  • Monsoon Awareness Week (CA) - June 10-15, 2018
  • Juneteenth - June 19
  • California Wine Month - Entire Month of September
  • California Admission Day - September 9
  • Native Americans Day - September 23
  • Indigenous Peoples Day - October 10
  • Earthquake Awareness Week: Great Shake Out (CA) - October 14-21, 2018
  • Flood Preparedness Week (CA) - October 20-26, 2018


California State Flag

California State Flag

Map of California



Overview of California



Lake Tahoe

I was lucky and was able to spend four years living in the small ski town of Truckee, CA about 15 minutes from Lake Tahoe. It's my dream to relocate back to Tahoe City one day.  I loved the area so much, that my first website was about the town of Truckee and the Lake Tahoe area - Truckee Travel Guide.

Below is a picture that I took of one of my favorite places at Lake Tahoe - Emerald Bay on the West side of the Lake.


Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe, CA

National Parks in California

  • Channel Islands National Park
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Pinnacles National Park
  • Redwood National and State Parks
  • Sequoia National Park
  • Yosemite National Park

For additional information on California State Parks, visit the National Park Service.


State Parks in California

There are 110 State Parks in California.  The State Parks website is a great resource to find detailed information on all of the State Parks as well as the National Parks: http://www.stateparks.com/ca.html


California State Facts and History

  • California became the 31st State on September 9, 1850
  • California State Abbreviation: CA
  • California State Capital:  Sacramento
  • California State Amphibian: California Red-Legged Frog
  • California State Animal: California Grizzly Bear
  • California State Bird: California Quail
  • California State Butterfly/Insect: California Dogface Butterfly
  • California State Colors: Blue and Gold
  • California State Dance: West Coast Swing
  • California State Dog: N/A
  • California State Fish: California Golden Trout
  • California State Flower: California Poppy
  • California State Gemstone: Benitoite
  • California State Mammal: Grey Whale
  • California State Mineral: Gold
  • California State Motto: Eureka!
  • California State Nickname: The Golden State
  • California State Nut: N/A
  • California State Pet: A Shelter Pet
  • California State Reptile: Desert Tortoise
  • California State Rock: Serpentine
  • California State Tree: California Redwood


California State Seal

The Great Seal of the State of California - California State Holidays and Info.

California Resources

If you would like to find out some additional information about California, these are some of our suggested sites to check out:


Pinterest Board of California

Please Follow our Holidays and Observances US State of California Board on Pinterest - below you will see our most recent pins to this photo board!




Click on the FOLLOW ON PINTEREST bar right above, (link opens to our Pinterest Board) to see all the rest of our photo's on this board, and to Follow the board. New photos will be constantly added!


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