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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 2020, 2021, and 2022.

New Year’s Day: Wednesday, January 1, 2020; Friday, January 1, 2021; Sunday, January 1, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 20, 2020; Monday, January 18, 2021; Monday, January 17, 2022

Super Bowl Sunday: Sunday, February 2, 2020 (especially in Miami, FL); Sunday, February 7, 2021 (especially in Tampa, FL); Sunday, February 6, 2022 (especially in Inglewood, CA)

Valentine’s Day: Friday, February 14, 2020; Sunday, February 14, 2021; Monday, February 14, 2022

Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 17, 2020; Monday, February 15, 2021; Monday, February 21, 2022

Academy Awards: Sunday, February 9, 2020; Sunday, February 28, 2021; Sunday, February 27, 2022 (especially in Los Angeles)

April Fool’s Day: Wednesday, April 1, 2020; Thursday, April 1, 2021; Friday, April 1, 2022

Final Four: Saturday, April 4 and Monday April 6, 2020 (especially in Atlanta, GA); Saturday, April 3 and Monday, April 6, 2021 (especially in Indianapolis, IN); Saturday, April 2 and Monday, April 4, 2022 (especially in New Orleans)

Palm Sunday: Sunday, April 5, 2020; Sunday, March 28, 2021; Sunday, April 10, 2022

Passover: The evening of Wednesday, April 8, 2020 through the evening of Thursday, April 16, 2020; the evening of Saturday, March 27, 2021 through the evening of Saturday, April 3, 2021; the evening of Friday, April 15, 2022 through the evening of Friday, April 22, 2022

Easter: Sunday, April 12, 2020; Sunday, April 4, 2021; Sunday, April 17, 2022

Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 10, 2020; Sunday, May 9, 2021; Sunday, May 8, 2022

Memorial Day: Monday, May 25, 2020; Monday, May 31, 2021; Monday, May 30, 2022

Friday the 13th: Friday, March 13, 2020; Friday, November 13, 2020; Friday, August 13, 2021; Friday, May 13, 2022

Father’s Day: Sunday, June 21, 2020; Sunday, June 20, 2021; Sunday, June 19, 2022

Fourth of July: Saturday, July 4, 2020; Sunday, July 4, 2021; Monday, July 4, 2022

Labor Day: Monday, September 7, 2020; Monday, September 6, 2021; Monday, September 5, 2022

Rosh Hashanah: Friday September 18 through Sunday, September 20, 2020; Monday, September 6 through Wednesday, September 8, 2021; Sunday, September 25 through Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Yom Kippur: Sunday, September 27 through Monday, September 28, 2020; Wednesday, September 15 though Thursday, September 16, 2021; Tuesday, October 4 through Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Columbus Day: Monday, October 12, 2020; Monday, October 11, 2021; Monday, October 10, 2022

Halloween: Saturday, October 31, 2020; Sunday, October 31, 2021; Monday, October 31, 2022

Veterans Day: Wednesday, November 11, 2020; Thursday, November 11, 2021; Friday, November 11, 2022

Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 26, 2020; Thursday, November 25, 2021; Thursday, November 24, 2022

Christmas Eve: Thursday, December 24, 2020; Friday, December 24, 2021; Saturday, December 24, 2022

Christmas Day: Friday, December 25, 2020; Saturday, December 25, 2021; Sunday, December 25, 2022

Kwanzaa: Saturday, December 26, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021; Sunday, December 26, 2021 through Saturday, January 1, 2022; Monday, December 26, 2022 through Sunday, January 1, 2023

New Year’s Eve: Thursday, December 31, 2020; Friday, December 31, 2021; Saturday, December 31, 2022