Plan For Vacation Day

National Plan for Vacation Day is a holiday observed on the last Tuesday in January and encourages everyone around the U.S. to start planning their much-anticipated summer vacations. This holiday serves a purpose for both people who usually take a vacation and for those who never do.

For some Americans who regularly vacation, summer is the time to go to a beautiful or culturally significant location and spend time with friends and family members. On the other hand, too many Americans leave their vacation days unused, and this holiday encourages those Americans to take their vacation days when summer arrives. No matter which side of the fence you stand on, the message of this holiday is simple: Plan a great vacation for this summer!

Facts About American Vacations

Want to know how many people are taking their vacation days in the U.S.? If you do, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve discovered the following statistics that should underline how important it is for more Americans to take their vacation time.

  • American workers accumulated over 705 million unused vacation days in 2017.
  • In 2016, Americans had over 662 million days of unused vacation.
  • Every year, Americans forfeit approximately 210+ million vacation days.
  • Over 50% of American workers have unused vacation time.

Observing National Plan for Vacation Day

Get out your travel planner, hit the internet, and start researching some of the places you want to go for your vacation. Maybe it’s something as simple as taking a cross-country drive, or perhaps it’s something as sensational as a hiking trip across Europe.

It all depends on what you and your family want to do. Before you start planning your holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalPlanForVacationDay to encourage everyone to observe this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 30 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
January 28 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
January 31 Tuesday
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