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Many couples choose to avoid holding their weddings on holidays, because of concern that guests won’t be able to attend due to longstanding travel plans or family events. Holiday weekends can also be more expensive for you, because vendors may be extra busy with other non-wedding events (think florists on Mother’s Day or caterers on Thanksgiving), as well as for your guests, who might have trouble booking affordable accommodations and flights. You also may want to steer clear of major sporting events or other big national or local events – and traditionally “unlucky” days, like Friday the 13th. But really, your wedding date is your choice—if you don’t think hosting your wedding on a particular holiday will affect the planning too much (and there aren’t any religious exclusions), then go for it!

Check out our list of wedding dates to (potentially) avoid in 2018 and 2019.

New Year’s Day: Tuesday, January 1, 2019; Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 21, 2019; Monday, January 20, 2020

Super Bowl Sunday: Sunday, February 3, 2019 (especially in Atlanta, Ga.); Sunday, February 2, 2020 (especially in Miami, Fla.)

Valentine’s Day: Thursday, February 14, 2019; Friday, February 14, 2020

Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 18, 2019; Monday, February 17, 2020

Academy Awards: Sunday, February 24, 2019; Sunday, February 9, 2020 (especially in Los Angeles)

April Fool’s Day: Monday, April 1, 2019; Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Final Four: Saturday, April 6 and Monday, April 8, 2019 (especially in Minneapolis, Minn.); Saturday, April 4 and Monday April 6, 2020 (especially in Atlanta, Ga.)

Palm Sunday: Sunday April 14, 2019; Sunday, April 5, 2020

Passover: Friday, April 19 through Saturday, April 27, 2019; Wednesday, April 8 through Thursday, April 16, 2020

Easter: Sunday, April 21, 2019; Sunday, April 12, 2020

Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 12, 2019; Sunday, May 10, 2020

Memorial Day: Monday, May 27, 2019; Monday, May 25, 2020

Friday the 13th: Friday, September 13, 2019; Friday, December 13, 2019; Friday, March 13, 2020; Friday, November 13, 2020

Father’s Day: Sunday, June 16, 2019; Sunday, June 21, 2020

Fourth of July: Thursday, July 4, 2019; Saturday, July 4, 2020

Labor Day: Monday, September 2, 2019; Monday, September 7, 2020

Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 29 through Tuesday, October 1, 2019; Friday September 18 through Sunday, September 20, 2020

Yom Kippur: Tuesday, October 8 through Wednesday, October 9, 2019; Sunday, September 27 through Monday, September 28, 2020

Columbus Day: Monday, October 14, 2019; Monday, October 12, 2020

Halloween: Thursday, October 31, 2019; Saturday, October 31, 2020

Veterans Day: Monday, November 11, 2019; Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 28, 2019; Thursday, November 26, 2020

Christmas:  Wednesday, December 25, 2019; Friday, December 25, 2020

Kwanzaa: Thursday, December 26, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020; Saturday, December 26, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021

New Year’s Eve: Tuesday, December 31, 2019; Thursday, December 31, 2020