Holidays and Observances

by setokaiba238 | created - 30 Jan 2018 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

January - New Years, Martin Luther King Day February - Black History Month, Groundhog Day, Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, President's Day, Leap Year March - Maha Shivaratri, International Women's Day, Pi Day, Lent, St. Patrick's Day, Passover April - Easter, April Fool's Day, Patriot's Day, Secretary's Day, Take Your Daughter to Work Day May - Cinco De Mayo, Teacher's Day, Mother's Day, Memorial Day June - Puerto Rican Day, Father's Day, Juneteenth July - Independence Day, Flag Day, Nelson Mandela International Day, Pioneer Day September - Labor Day, National Suicide Prevention Day, 9/11 October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sukkot, Columbus Day, National Coming Out Day, International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, Diwali, Halloween November - Dia De Los Muertos, Guy Fawkes Night, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday December - The Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa

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1. Modern Family (2009– )
Episode: New Year's Eve (2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

On New Year's Eve, Jay plays poker with Billy Dee Williams, Phil and Claire try to rekindle their romance, Mitchell and Cameron search for a bar where they fit in, and Haley and Alex stay home to babysit.

Director: Fred Goss | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 1,177

New Years

2. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Ultimatum (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Michael gets upset when Holly returns from the holidays without an engagement ring, but still together with her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Pam tries to help her co-workers keep with their New Year's resolutions.

Director: David Rogers | Stars: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 1,598

New Years

3. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Da Boom (1999)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

Peter's paranoia about the end of the world makes the family cancel their New Year's Eve '99 plans, but for once, Peter is actually somewhat right.

Directors: Bob Jaques, Pete Michels, Peter Shin | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 1,663

New Years

4. Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (1986 TV Movie)

G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Charlie Brown is obliged to attend Peppermint Patty's New Year's Eve party, even though he has to finish the novel "War and Peace".

Directors: Sam Jaimes, Bill Melendez | Stars: Chad Allen, Kristie Baker, Melissa Guzzi, Aron Mandelbaum

Votes: 1,333

New Years

5. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with All the Resolutions (1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

The gang make their New Years resolutions. Chandler struggles to not make jokes about everyone. Rachel uncovers a secret. Ross runs into trouble when he wears leather pants on a date.

Director: Joe Regalbuto | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,134

New Years

6. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Monkey (1994)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

The gang make (and break) a pact not to bring dates to their New Years Eve party. Phoebe starts dating a scientist. Ross compensates for his loneliness by getting a monkey.

Director: Peter Bonerz | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,348

New Years

7. That '70s Show (1998–2006)
Episode: That '70s Finale (2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

It is New Year's Eve and is the last day of the '70s. Kitty is having second thoughts about selling the house and moving to Florida, even though Red thinks she is happy they are moving. ... See full summary »

Director: David Trainer | Stars: Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon, Wilmer Valderrama

Votes: 1,183

New Years

8. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Millennium (1997)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

Kramer and Newman compete during the early planning of each of their millenium parties.

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,178

New Years

9. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 176,080 | Gross: $92.82M

New Years

10. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Are You There God? It's Me, Jesus (1999)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Stan worries that he is maturing more slowly than his friends. Meanwhile, Jesus feels pressured to perform a miracle at the start of the new millennium.

Director: Eric Stough | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Eliza Schneider, Isaac Hayes

Votes: 1,490

New Years

11. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,590,604 | Gross: $330.25M

New Years

12. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 987,941 | Gross: $57.30M

New Years

13. Futurama (1999–2013)
Episode: Space Pilot 3000 (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A down-on-his-luck pizza delivery guy is accidentally frozen on New Year's Eve 1999, and wakes up in 2999.

Directors: Rich Moore, Gregg Vanzo | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Dick Clark

Votes: 2,370

New Years

14. High School Musical (2006 TV Movie)

TV-G | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A popular high school athlete and an academically gifted girl get roles in the school musical and develop a friendship that threatens East High's social order.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel

Votes: 72,257

New Years

15. The League (2009–2015)
Episode: The Curse of Shiva (I) (2012)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Sport

Gina Gibiatti returns and Pete has a decision to make. Ruxin enlists Rafi to protect himself during Scrote Season. Taco Corp has a New Years Eve bash.

Director: Jeff Schaffer | Stars: Katie Aselton, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Jonathan Lajoie

Votes: 218

New Years

16. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Limo (2005)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

It's New Year's Eve 2005 and Ted spends a large portion of his Christmas bonus for a limo for him and the gang. In addition, he has outlined a plan for how they will ring in the New Year. Unfortunately, things don't always go as planned.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,789

New Years

17. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Routine (1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

On the set of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve", Joey tries to kiss Janine at midnight and Monica and Ross resurrect their dance routine from high school. Meanwhile, Rachel, Phoebe and Chandler look for Monica's Christmas presents.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,584

New Years

18. Trading Places (1983)

R | 116 min | Comedy

69 Metascore

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche

Votes: 122,530 | Gross: $90.40M

New Years

19. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )
Episode: The Justice League Recombination (2010)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy, Romance

The guys enter a costume contest as members of the Justice League and convince Penny and Zack to join them.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,610

New Years

20. Our Friend, Martin (1999 Video)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Drama, Family

This is the story of a black teenager named Miles, who has to go on a class field trip to the museum of learning what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did for humanity, he thinks that he'd ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Brousseau, Vincenzo Trippetti | Stars: Edward Asner, Angela Bassett, Lucas Black, Theodore Borders

Votes: 784

Martin Luther King Day

21. King (1978)

271 min | Biography, Drama

The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stretching from his days as a Southern Baptist minister up to his assassination in Memphis in 1968.

Stars: Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson, Tony Bennett, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 306

Martin Luther King Day

22. Black-ish (2014– )
Episode: Martin Luther sKiing Day (2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

On the way to the Johnson family's annual MLK holiday ski trip, Dre realizes his children may not know the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. so he decides to inundate them with Dr. King history facts.

Director: Stuart McDonald | Stars: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner

Votes: 196

Martin Luther King Day

23. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)

94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl (Jurnee Smollett) is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Clifton Powell) and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Mackenzie Astin, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Clifton Powell, Ella Joyce

Votes: 470

Martin Luther King Day

24. Selma (2014)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

88 Metascore

A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Lorraine Toussaint

Votes: 77,107 | Gross: $52.08M

Martin Luther King Day

25. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

72 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 75,284 | Gross: $48.17M

Black History Month

26. Hidden Figures (2016)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Director: Theodore Melfi | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner

Votes: 168,670 | Gross: $169.61M

Black History Month

27. Black Panther (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

88 Metascore

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 492,846 | Gross: $700.06M

Black History Month

28. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

Votes: 140,217 | Gross: $37.49M

Black History Month

29. A Different World (1987–1993)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

Stars: Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 4,960

Black History Month

30. Lee Daniels' The Butler (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda

Votes: 101,973 | Gross: $116.63M

Black History Month

31. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Ruby Bridges (1998)

TV-PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In 1960, a six-year-old African-American girl named Ruby Bridges helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the school she was... See full summary »

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Pollak, Michael Beach, Jean Louisa Kelly

Votes: 695

Black History Month

32. Black-ish (2014– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.

Stars: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown

Votes: 16,560

Black History Month

33. Get on Up (2014)

PG-13 | 139 min | Biography, Drama, Music

71 Metascore

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis

Votes: 18,892 | Gross: $30.51M

Black History Month

34. The Great Debaters (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker

Votes: 53,101 | Gross: $30.23M

Black History Month

35. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

60 Metascore

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto, Robert Hobbs

Votes: 24,900 | Gross: $8.32M

Black History Month

36. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 588 min | Biography, Drama, History

A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 14,995

Black History Month

37. Groundhog Day (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

72 Metascore

A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 537,275 | Gross: $70.91M

Groundhog Day

38. Supernatural (2005– )
Episode: Mystery Spot (2008)

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Sam relives the same day over and over, continually having to deal with Dean's death.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Richard Speight Jr.

Votes: 5,277

Groundhog Day

39. The Mindy Project (2012–2017)
Episode: Hot Mess Time Machine (2017)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

Still reeling from her breakup with Ben, Mindy finds herself living the same day over and over again, and realizes that the only way to break the spell is to make things right with Ben.

Director: David Rogers | Stars: Mindy Kaling, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Beth Grant

Votes: 89

Groundhog Day

40. Code Lyoko (2003–2007)
Episode: A Great Day (2005)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The gang is forced to continuously relive a day after X.A.N.A. is able to take control of the time-traveling mechanism. Meanwhile, Sissi attempts to blackmail Jeremie with a recording that ... See full summary »

Director: Jérôme Mouscadet | Star: Sharon Mann

Votes: 11

Groundhog Day

41. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

73 Metascore

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey, Bruno Campos

Votes: 108,035 | Gross: $104.40M

Mardi Gras

42. Scrubs (2001–2010)
Episode: My Moment of Un-Truth (2004)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy, Drama

J.D. and Carla are becoming closer; furthermore, they are "best friends". Dr. Ramirez, someone Carla used to like before he left the hospital, is back in town, and Carla goes out with him, ... See full summary »

Director: Gail Mancuso | Stars: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn

Votes: 620

Mardi Gras

43. Deja Vu (2006)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer

Votes: 274,655 | Gross: $64.04M

Mardi Gras

44. Now You See Me (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

50 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent and an Interpol Detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances, and reward their audiences with the money.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Common, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 549,018 | Gross: $117.72M

Mardi Gras

45. New Girl (2011–2018)
Episode: Valentine's Day (2012)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

Single for the first time on Valentine's Day, Jess convinces Schmidt to be her wingman as she attempts to have an attachment-free fling with a handsome stranger. Nick's romantic plans are ... See full summary »

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris

Votes: 938

Valentine's Day

46. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )
Episode: The Locomotive Manipulation (2014)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy, Romance