Wedding Dates to Avoid at All Costs in 2024, 2025 and 2026

Ever wondered "what's the worst date for a wedding?"
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Hannah Nowack The Knot Senior Weddings Editor
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Hannah Nowack
Hannah Nowack The Knot Senior Weddings Editor
Hannah Nowack
Senior Editor
  • Hannah writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a focus on real wedding coverage.
  • Hannah has a passion for DE&I and plays an integral role in ensuring The Knot content highlights all voices and all love stories.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Hannah was the Social Media Editor at Martha Stewart Weddings.
Updated Oct 16, 2023

Consult any wedding planning checklist and you'll see that one of the first—and most important—tasks to complete is picking a date. But did you realize there are wedding dates to avoid in 2024, 2025 and 2026 at all costs?

When it comes to choosing the best day to get married, the decision predominantly comes down to your personal preference. But before nailing down the final wedding date, you'll want to do your due diligence in researching possible conflicts. Although fall is the most popular time of the year to get married, there are some notable wedding dates to avoid. Additionally, some wedding dates are considered unlucky that you may want to plan around.

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Instead of spending your time paging through a calendar, we've rounded up the most important ones to consider right here. Below, we break down some of the worst wedding dates you may want to avoid (or at least be aware of) in 2024, 2025 and 2026 like holidays, days of remembrance, and days with cultural relevance.

Wedding Dates to Avoid:

Personally Significant Days | Holiday Weekends | Religious and Cultural Holidays | Days of Remembrance | Major Sporting Events | Unlucky Dates for a Wedding | Dates When Vendors Are Booked | International Holidays for Destination Weddings

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Personally Significant Days

Before choosing a wedding date, check your own calendar for college reunions, family weddings, anniversaries or other important events, like big conventions or festivals in your city. Also, look out for any annual occasions that may involve your family or close friends, as you may not want your wedding to coincide.

Personally Significant Days to Consider:

  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • High School and College Graduations
  • Retirement Ceremonies
  • City-Wide Festivals
  • Family Reunions
  • Family Vacations
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Holiday Weekends

Holiday weekend weddings where you have Monday off from work are accompanied by pros and cons. You've got an extra day for the festivities (and recovery!), plus you can have your wedding date on a Sunday, which may be less expensive than a Saturday one. But the costs of travel and hotels may be higher on significant holiday weekends. And if you're looking to marry around Valentine's Day, for example, be wary of your floral bill, especially if your heart is set on red roses—they'll likely be more expensive than at any other time of the year. Likewise, reception sites often charge a higher fee for a New Year's Eve wedding. Also, don't forget to consider the impact of a holiday weekend on your guest list as some families have standing plans or traditions they'd prefer not to miss. With all this in mind, you may wish to avoid these wedding dates that coincide with widely celebrated holidays.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the US to honor the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. The holiday is always on a Monday—MLK Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday of January each year. Although King Jr.'s birthday is actually January 15th, the establishment of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act means that the holiday is observed on a Monday.

  • Monday, January 15, 2024
  • Monday, January 20, 2025
  • Monday, January 19, 2026

Valentine's Day

Although Valentine's Day is a holiday all about love celebrated on February 14th, you may want to avoid marrying on this date for a number of reasons. First, the cost of roses will be significantly higher in the month of February since roses are often gifted to loved ones in celebration of Valentine's Day. Additionally, it's important to take into consideration whether you want your anniversary to forever fall on Valentine's Day.

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024
  • Friday, February 14, 2025
  • Saturday, February 14, 2026

Presidents' Day

Like MLK Jr. Day, Presidents' Day is always observed on a Monday and is actually the reason that most federal holidays fall on Mondays. Presidents' Day is, at the government level, an official celebration of George Washington's birthday. However, the first president of the United States was born on February 22, 1732, and was celebrated on the 22nd of February from 1879 to 1970. However, in 1968, to give federal employees a three-day weekend, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act moved Presidents' Day to the third Monday in February, where it has stayed ever since.

  • Monday, February 19, 2024
  • Monday, February 17, 2025
  • Monday, February 16, 2026

    Mother's Day

    Mother's Day is another holiday that always falls on a certain day of the week, rather than on a certain date during the month. Since 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson created the holiday, Mother's Day has been held on the second Sunday in May as a celebration in honor of mothers. Before selecting Mother's Day as a wedding date, take a minute to consider whether you really want to steal your mom's thunder.

    • Sunday, May 12, 2024
    • Sunday, May 11, 2025
    • Sunday, May 10, 2026

    Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May and is a holiday to honor and mourn U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. To many, Memorial Day is also considered the unofficial beginning of summer. As such, many people plan weekend trips so a wedding during this weekend is likely to conflict with many loved ones' plans.

    • Monday, May 27, 2024
    • Monday, May 26, 2025
    • Monday, May 25, 2026

    Father's Day

    In the United States, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. As you would with your moms, check with your dads about doubling up on this day for a wedding date. And grooms, make sure you're okay with sometimes celebrating your anniversary the same weekend as Father's Day if you decide to have kids (since it will sometimes, but not always, coincide).

    • Sunday, June 16, 2024
    • Sunday, June 15, 2025
    • Sunday, June 21, 2026

    Juneteenth

    Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated annually on June 19th to commemorate the end of slavery. The holiday's name is a portmanteau of "June" and "nineteenth," as it is a celebration of the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when, in Texas, the news of emancipation finally reached enslaved people two years after the emancipation proclamation was signed.

    • Wednesday, June 19, 2024
    • Thursday, June 19, 2025
    • Friday, June 19, 2026

    Independence Day

    File the 4th of July under "summer holiday wedding dates to avoid." Celebrated annually on the 4th of July, Independence Day commemorates the signing of the Declaraction of Independence. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress ratified the Declaraction of Independence, effectively establishing the United States of America. The 4th of July is widely celebrated across the US and many families book vacations that coincide with this holiday. As such, a wedding scheduled on the 4th of July may conflict with many invited guests' schedules.

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    • Thursday, July 4, 2024
    • Friday, July 4, 2025
    • Saturday, July 4, 2026

    Labor Day

    Wondering "why do we celebrate Labor Day?" Labor Day, celebrated annually on the first Monday in September, honors the American labor movement. This day, also considered the unofficial end of summer, recognizes the contributions of laborers to the development of America. Additionally, many people choose to take one last holiday vacation over Labor Day Weekend to cap off the summer. In short: you may want to avoid this holiday as a wedding date to accommodate others' schedules.

    • Monday, September 2, 2024
    • Monday, September 1, 2025
    • Monday, September 7, 2026

    Indigenous Peoples' Day

    Indigenous Peoples' Day is a holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October to honor indigenous American peoples. This holiday commemorates the histories and cultures of native indigenous Americans and serves as an acknowledgment of the effects of colonialism.

    • Monday, October 14, 2024
    • Monday, October 13, 2025
    • Monday, October 12, 2026

    Halloween

    Boo! Halloween is a spooky holiday that occurs on October 31st and is often celebrated with pumpkins and trick-or-treat excursions. Avoid this holiday wedding date if you're terrified that someone might actually show up in costume. (Or, embrace a Halloween wedding if you want them to!).

    • Thursday, October 31, 2024
    • Friday, October 31, 2025
    • Saturday, October 31, 2026

    Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States. It is a day to give thanks and count one's blessings. Thanksgiving tends to be one of the busiest holidays for travel in the US, which could cause wedding guests to have to face steep airfare costs and potential travel delays if you were to wed over this four-day weekend.

    • Thursday, November 28, 2024
    • Thursday, November 27, 2025
    • Thursday, November 26, 2026

    New Year's Eve

    Out with the old, in with the new. New Year's Eve, celebrated on December 31st, commemorates that end of one year and the coming of the new year. In the US, New Year's Eve is often celebrated with lavish parties, lots of champagne and confetti to ring in the new year. While a wedding is also about something new, you might not want to share an anniversary with this holiday. Notably, most people take vacation at the end of the year and staffing costs for vendors may be more expensive than usual.

    • Tuesday, December 31, 2024
    • Wednesday, December 31, 2025
    • Thursday, December 31, 2026
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    Religious and Cultural Holidays

    Be mindful of religious and cultural holidays (your own and those of your guests) when picking out your wedding date. There may even be restrictions at your house of worship as to whether you're allowed to marry at these times.

    Palm Sunday

    As the name would suggest, Palm Sunday is a holiday in the Christian tradition celebrated on Sunday to remember Jesus' entry into Jerusalem on a path of palm branches. Specifically, Palm Sunday is a "moveable Christian feast" that follows the Christian liturgical calendar, rather than the Gregorian calendar, and falls on the Sunday before Easter.

    • Sunday, March 24, 2024
    • Sunday, April 13, 2025
    • Sunday, March 29, 2026

    Easter Sunday

    Easter Sunday is a notable Christian and Catholic wedding date to avoid. Easter doesn't fall on a fixed date since it's celebration is calculated based on a lunisolar calendar similar to the Hebrew calendar. Easter is typically in late March or early April since it occurs on the first Sunday after the ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or right after the 21st of March. In Christendom, Easter represents Jesus rising from the dead after three days. Commerically, Easter is often celebrated with eggs, bunnies and lots of pastel colors.

    • Sunday, March 31, 2024
    • Sunday, April 20, 2025
    • Sunday, April 5, 2026

    Passover

    Passover, which begins at sunset, is a holiday in Judaism that commemorates the Hebrews' escape from slavery in Egypt and the "passing over" of destructive forces. Also known as Pesach, Passover starts on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan. Although Passover is a multi-day holiday, known as the "Feast of Unleavened Bread," the main date to avoid for weddings is the first evening of Passover as most Jewish people typically honor that evening with a seder meal. Passover typically falls in late March or in April on the Gregorian calendar and lasts for seven days in Israel and eight days outside of Israel.

    • Monday, April 22, 2024
    • Saturday, April 12th, 2025
    • Wednesday, April 1, 2026

    Tisha B'Av

    Like Passover, Tisha B'Av is another Jewish wedding date to avoid. Tisha B'Av (a holiday that begins at sunset) is an annual day of fasting in Judaism to mark the end of the three weeks between dire straights (a mourning period commemorating the destruction of the first and second Jewish Temples). Tisha B'Av, which falls in July or August in the Gregorian calendar, is considered to be the saddest day on the Jewish calendar and is believed to be a day destined for tragedy.

    • Monday, August 12, 2024
    • Saturday, August 2, 2025
    • Thursday, July 23, 2026

    Rosh Hashanah

    Rosh Hashanah is another Jewish wedding date to avoid and is a holiday that begins at sunset and marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year. In the Northern Hemisphere, Rosh Hashanah, which is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days, occurs in the late summer/early autumn. Rosh Hashanah begins a ten-day period of penitence which culminates in another Jewish holiday known as Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is a two-day observance and celebration that begins on the first day of Tishrei (the seventh month of the ecclesiastical year).

    • Wednesday, October 2, 2024 until nightfall on Friday, October 4, 2024
    • Monday, September 22, 2025, until nightfall on Wednesday, September 24, 2025
    • Friday, September 11, 2026, until nightfall on Sunday, September 13, 2026

    Yom Kippur

    Yom Kippur begins at sunset and is a Jewish holiday known as the Day of Atonement and occurs generally in September or early October. For Jewish people, it is the holiest day of the year.

    • Friday, October 11, 2024, until nightfall on Saturday, October 12, 2024
    • Wednesday, October 1, 2025, until nightfall on Thursday, October 2, 2025
    • Sunday, September 20, 2026, until nightfall on Monday, September 21, 2026

    Hanukkah

    Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar (beginning at sunset), which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. Hanukkah is a Jewish festival honoring the recovery of Jerusalem and the rededication of the Second Temple in the 2nd century BCE.

    • Wednesday, December 25, 2024, until nightfall on Thursday, January 2, 2025
    • Sunday, December 14, 2025, until nightfall on Monday, December 22, 2025
    • Friday, December 4, 2026, until nightfall on Saturday, December 12, 2026

    Christmas

    Christmas is a Christian holiday celebrated on December 25th commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. Both Christmas and Christmas Eve, which is on December 24th, are dates many people may want to avoid for a wedding because those who celebrate Christmas typically spend the day with close family and/or attending Church services.

    • Wednesday, December 25, 2024
    • Thursday, December 25, 2025
    • Friday, December 25, 2026

    Diwali

    Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights and is held on the 15th day of the month of Kartika in the Hindu calendar. Diwali should be avoided as a wedding date because it is a day of a new moon which is considered inauspicious.

    • Thursday, October 31, 2024
    • Tuesday, October 21, 2025
    • Friday, November 6, 2026

    Kwanzaa

    Kwanzaa is an annual holiday of Afrian-American culture and begins on December 26th every year and lasts for 7 days. Kwanzaa was founded in 1966 by Maulana Karenga to "give black people an opportunity to celebrate themselves and their history."

    • Thursday, December 26, 2024, until Wednesday, January 1, 2025
    • Saturday, December 26, 2025, until Thursday, January 1, 2026
    • Saturday, December 26, 2026, to Friday, January 1, 2027

    Ramadan

    Ramadan is a period of fasting and spiritual growth for Muslims. It is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Of note, the dates of Ramadan may vary based on the lunar calendar. During the month, Muslims observe a strict fast during daylight hours and it is generally not advised to host a wedding during this time.

    • Sunday, March 10, 2024, until Tuesday, April 9, 2024
    • Friday, February 28, 2025, until Saturday, March 29, 2025
    • Tuesday, February 17, 2026, until Wednesday, March 18, 2026

    Eid al-Fitr (dates may vary based on the lunar calendar)

    Eid al-Fitr is a major Islamic holiday known as "the feast of fast-breaking" and commemorates the end of Ramadan. The dates of Eid al-Fitr may vary based on the lunar calendar, but couples may wish to avoid the forecasted dates for this holiday, which marks the beginning of Shawwal (the tenth month of the lunar-based Hijri Islamic calendar).

    • Tuesday, April 9 until Wednesday, April 10, 2024
    • Sunday, March 30 until Monday, March 31, 2025
    • Thursday, March 19, 2026, until Friday, March 20, 2026

    Eid al-Adha

    Eid al-Adha is the Islamic Feast of Sacrifice that honors the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son. The dates of Eid al-Adha may vary based on how each family observes, but the day is considered to be the most auspicious day for all Muslim people. The holiday is on the same day in the Islamic (lunar) calendar each year, but the date on the Gregorian (solar) calendar varies (by about 11 days) each year. The date of Eid al-Adha may also vary from country to country depending on when the moon is sighted.

    • Sunday, June 16, 2024, until the evening of Monday, June 17, 2024
    • Friday, June 6, 2025, until the evening of Saturday, June 7, 2025
    • Tuesday, May 26, 2026, until the evening of Wednesday, May 27, 2026

    Ram Navami

    Rama Navami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of the Hindu god Rama (also known as the seventh avatar of Vishnu). The festival occurs on the ninth day of the bright half (Shukla Paksha) of the lunar cycle of Chaitra, the first month of the Hindu calendar. This correlates to March-April on the Gregorian calendar.

    • Wednesday, April 17, 2024
    • Sunday, April 6, 2025
    • Thursday, March 26, 2026

    Krishna Janmashtami

    Krishna Janmashtami (alternately known as Krishnashtami, Janmashtami, or Gokulashtami) is a Hindu festival that honors the birth of Krishna, known as the eighth avatar of Vishnu. The holiday is celebrated on the eighth day of the dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha) in the month of Bhadrapada. This corresponds to August or September on the Gregorian calendar.

    • Monday, August 26, 2024
    • Friday, August 15, 2025
    • Thursday, September 3, 2026
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    Days of Remembrance

    You might want to note historically significant days (like the anniversary of September 11) that may be off-limits for your wedding date, especially if you come from a big military family. Similarly, the somber nature of many days of remembrance deserve to be honored with solemnity, rather than jovial wedding festivities.

    Patriot Day

    Patriot Day is the annual remembrance of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States. As part of the observance of Patriot Day, many people partake in a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. EDT to honor the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

    • Wednesday, September 11, 2024
    • Thursday, September 11, 2025
    • Friday, September 11, 2026

    National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

    Annually on December 7th, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day remembers the 2,403 Americans who were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 which led to the US entering World War II. This day was notably referred to by FDR as "a date which will live in infamy."

    • Saturday, December 7, 2024
    • Sunday, December 7, 2025
    • Monday, December 7, 2026

    International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international day of remembrance on January 27th to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. The date marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp on January 27, 1945.

    • Saturday, January 27, 2024
    • Monday, January 27, 2025
    • Tuesday, January 27, 2026
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    Major Sporting Events

    If you're a die-hard sports fan—or if you're worried your guests might have a hard time choosing between your wedding date and the big game—avoid getting married during popular sporting events. And if a lot of your guests come from the same alma mater, watch out for homecoming weekends and bowl games that might conflict.

    Super Bowl Sunday

    The Super Bowl is the championship game for the NFL and is played on the second Sunday in February. Each year, the city that plays host to the game draws a huge crowd so couples tying the knot near where the Super Bowl is taking place may especially want to steer clear of that Sunday as a wedding date.

    • February 11, 2024, in Las Vegas, NV
    • February 9, 2025, in New Orleans, LA
    • February 8, 2026, in Santa Clara, CA

    Final Four During March Madness

    March Madness is the finals of the NCAA basketball tournament and draws the attention of plenty of fans. If your alma mater makes it to the finals and you have a lot of college friends obsessed with basketball invited to the wedding, there's a good chance those attendees will be distracted at the wedding (a rogue groomsman may even be caught streaming the games). To avoid this, you may want to skip scheduling your wedding during March Madness Final Four.

    Men's Final Four:

    • Saturday, April 6, 2024, and Monday, April 8, 2024, in Phoenix, AZ
    • Saturday, April 5, 2025, and Monday, April 7, 2025, in San Antonio, TX
    • Saturday, April 4, 2026, and Monday, April 6, 2026, in Indianapolis, IN

    Women's Final Four:

    • Friday, April 5, 2024, and Sunday, April 7, 2024, in Cleveland, OH
    • Friday, April 4, 2025, and Sunday, April 6, 2025, in Tampa Bay, FL
    • Friday, April 3, 2026, and Sunday, April 5, 2026, in Phoenix, AZ

    Olympics

    The Olympics are a major international sporting event that occurs every two years and alternates between the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Since the Olympics take place over a period of a few weeks, you should also keep the Olympic schedule in mind when planning prewedding events such as bach parties.

    • Friday, July 26, 2024, until Sunday, August 11, 2024, in Paris, France
    • Friday, February 6, 2026, until Sunday, February 22, 2026, Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

    US Open for Tennis

    The US Open for tennis starts on the last Monday of August and continues for two weeks. This hardcourt tennis tournament is held annually in Queens, New York, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

    • Monday, August 26, 2024, to Sunday, September 8, 2024
    • Monday, August 25, 2025, to Sunday, September 8, 2025
    • Monday, August 24, 2026, to Sunday, September 6, 2026

    Kentucky Derby

    The Kentucky Derby, known as "the greatest two minutes in sports" is an American Grade I stakes horse race run by three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of 1.25 miles. The Kentucky Derby is always held on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

    • Saturday, May 4, 2024
    • Saturday, May 3, 2025
    • Saturday, May 2, 2026

    Masters Tournament

    The Masters, scheduled for the first full week in April, is the first major golf tournament of the year. The Masters is always held at the same location: Augusta National Golf Club in August, Georgia. Since 1948, the final round of the tournament has been held on the second Sunday of April.

    • Monday, April 8, 2024 to Sunday, April 14, 2024
    • Monday, April 7, 2025 to Sunday, April 13, 2025
    • Monday, April 6, 2026 to Sunday, April 12, 2026
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    Unlucky Dates for a Wedding

    If you're superstitious, you might want to watch out for these historically inauspicious days from across several cultures when selecting your wedding date. There are a number of unlucky wedding dates in 2024, 2025, and 2026 that you may wish to skip right over.

    The Ides of March

    For ancient Romans, an "ides" was simply a date that marked the middle of the month—until Julius Caesar was assassinated on March 15 in 44 BC. Since then, "Beware the Ides of March" has become the mantra of this superstitiously unlucky date.

    • Friday, March 15, 2024
    • Saturday, March 15, 2025
    • Sunday, March 15, 2026

    Friday the 13th

    Wondering about the worst date of the month and/or the worst day of the week to get married? The unluckiest date of the year has questionable origins. Some historians say it comes from the 13 diners who were present at the Last Supper, but the famous Babylon's Code of Hammurabi doesn't include a 13th law, which suggests this superstition is as old as 1700 BC. And it wasn't until a successful novel titled Friday, the Thirteenth was published in the early 1900s that Friday became part of the unlucky equation. Of note: Friday, November 13, 2026, is Austrian-American scientist Heinz Von Foerster's prediction of Doomsday.

    • September 13, 2024
    • December 13, 2024
    • June 13, 2025
    • February 13, 2026
    • March 13, 2026
    • November 13, 2026

    Leap Years

    Greeks and Romans thought starting any new life event, from getting married to baptizing a child, in a leap year would bring bad luck. Of course, this is simply folklore that's completely up to you to take into consideration.

    • Next Leap Year: 2024
    • Next Leap Day: Thursday, February 29, 2024

    Dates When Vendors Are Booked

    Here's the truth: Vendors are the backbone of any good wedding. So what is the very worst day to get married? The day that all your dream wedding vendors are booked and unavailable. Before finalizing your wedding date, inquire with all of your must-have vendors to check their availability so your dream day can be a reality.

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    International Holidays for Destination Weddings

    Hosting a destination wedding? In much the same way that couples tying the knot in the US may wish to work around American holidays, to-be-weds looking abroad should keep the calendars of their chosen locale in mind when finalizing their wedding date. Below are some wedding dates to avoid in popular destination wedding countries around the world.

    Día de la Independence in Mexico

    Día de la Independence celebrates Mexico's independence from Spain after the uprising on September 16, 1810, that launched an 11-year war. The holiday is also referred to as "El Grito de la Independencia" and is Mexico's biggest holiday.

    • Monday, September 16, 2024
    • Tuesday, September 16, 2025
    • Wednesday, September 16, 2026

    Independence Day, Jamaica

    According to The Knot 2022 Real Weddings Study, 18% of couples who hosted a destination wedding did so in the Carribean. If you're part of that contingent and have selected Jamaica for your celebration, you may want to avoid hosting the wedding on August 6th as it is Jamaican Independence Day.

    • Tuesday, August 6, 2024
    • Wednesday, August 6, 2025
    • Thursday, August 6, 2026

    Anniversary of the Founding of the Italian Republic, Italy

    In Italy, the Anniversary of the Founding of the Italian Republic is celebrated annually on June 2nd. The day represents the birth of the modern Italian state and honors March 17, 1861, when the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy was made.

    • Sunday, June 2, 2024
    • Monday, June 2, 2025
    • Tuesday, June 2, 2026

    Canada Day, Canada

    In Canada, July 1st is an annual holiday known as Canada Day. On this Canadian national holiday, Canadians across the country honor their country and culture. The holiday marks the country's confederation when, on July 1, 1867, the three colonies of the United Canadas, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united to form Canada.

    • Monday, July 1, 2024
    • Tuesday, July 1, 2025
    • Wednesday, July 1, 2026

    Bastille Day, France

    Wondering "What is Bastille Day and why is it celebrated?" In France, Bastille Day is celebrated every year on July 14th. This holiday commemorates the storming of the Bastille in 1789 during the early stages of the French Revolution.

    • Sunday, July 14, 2024
    • Monday, July 14, 2025
    • Tuesday, July 14, 2026

    Tuesday the 13th in Spain

    Like Friday the 13th in America, Tuesday the 13th is considered incredibly unlucky in Spain. As such, couples hosting a destination wedding in Spain may wish to avoid planning one around Tuesday the 13th.

    • Tuesday, February 13, 2024
    • Tuesday, August 13, 2024
    • Tuesday, May 13, 2025
    • Tuesday, January 13, 2026
    • Tuesday, October 13, 2026

    Kim Forrest and Sarah Hanlon contributed to the reporting of this story.

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