Federal Holidays
 

Holidays for 2020:  

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New Year's Day - January 1

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Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the third Monday in January - January 20

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Washington's Birthday, the third Monday in February - February 17*

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Memorial Day, the last Monday in May - May 25

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Independence Day - July 3**

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Labor Day, first Monday in September - September 7

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Columbus Day, second Monday in October - October 12

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Veterans Day - November 11

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Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November - November 26

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Christmas Day - December 25
 

*This holiday is designated as "Washington’s Birthday" in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is our policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.

**July 4, 2020 (the legal public holiday for Independence Day), falls on a Saturday. For most Federal employees, Friday, July 3, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(b).)

 

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Holidays for 2021:  

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New Year's Day - January 1

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Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the third Monday in January - January 18

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Washington's Birthday, the third Monday in February - February 15*

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Memorial Day, the last Monday in May - May 31

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Independence Day - July 5**

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Labor Day, first Monday in September - September 6

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Columbus Day, second Monday in October - October 11

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Veterans Day - November 11

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Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November - November 25

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Christmas Day - December 24***
 

*This holiday is designated as "Washington’s Birthday" in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is our policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.

**July 4, 2021 (the legal public holiday for Independence Day), falls on a Sunday. For most Federal employees, Monday, July 5, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(b).)

***December 25, 2021 (the legal public holiday for Christmas Day), falls on a Saturday. For most Federal employees, Friday, December 24, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(b).)

 

 

 

 

 

This page was last edited on 07/09/2020 at 02:12 PM .