California State Holidays

California State Holidays include the following dates:

These are in addition to the US Federal Holidays!

California changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day, observed on the 2nd Monday in October - October 14, 2024

Here is a link to the 2024 State Holidays listing on the State of California government website!

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 27-31, 2023 (Typically in March) 
  • Good Friday - March 29, 2024
  • California Poppy Day - April 6
  • California Native Plant Week - April 13-20, 2024
  • Safe Boating Cold Water Awareness Week (CA) - Typically in May (2023 TBA)
  • Harvey Milk Day - May 22
  • Beach Safety / Rip Current Awareness Week (CA) - Typically in Early June (2023 TBA)
  • Monsoon Awareness Week (CA) - (2023 TBA)
  • California State Parks Week - June 12-16, 2024 (1st Observance in 2022) 
  • Juneteenth - June 19
  • California Wine Month - Entire Month of September
  • California Admission Day - September 9
  • Native Americans Day - September 22, 2023
  • Indigenous Peoples Day - October 14, 2024
  • Earthquake Awareness Week: Great Shake Out (CA) - October 19, 2023 (Third Thursday in October)
  • Flood Preparedness Week (CA) - Typically in October (2023 TBA)

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:

  • California State Parks Week - June 14-18, 2023 (1st Observance in 2022) 

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

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