Federal Holidays
 


 

Holidays for Year 2016:  

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New Year's Day - January 1

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Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. - 3rd Monday in January - January 18

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President's Day - 3rd Monday in February - February 15*

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Memorial Day - Last Monday in May - May 30

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Independence Day - July 4 - Observed July 4

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Labor Day - 1st Monday in September - September 5

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Columbus Day - 2nd Monday in October - October 10

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Veteran's Day - November 11

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Thanksgiving Day - 4th Thursday in November - November 24

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Christmas Day - December 26**

*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.

** December 25, 2016 (the legal public holiday for Christmas Day), falls on a Sunday. For most Federal employees, Monday, December 26, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See section 3(a) of Executive order 11582, February 11, 1971.)

 

Holidays for Year 2017:  

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New Year's Day - January 2*

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Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. - 3rd Monday in January - January 16

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President's Day - 3rd Monday in February - February 20**

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Memorial Day - Last Monday in May - May 29

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Independence Day - July 4 - Observed July 4

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Labor Day - 1st Monday in September - September 4

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Columbus Day - 2nd Monday in October - October 9

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Veteran's Day - November 10***

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Thanksgiving Day - 4th Thursday in November - November 23

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Christmas Day - December 25

*January 1, 2017 (the legal public holiday for New Year’s Day), falls on a Sunday. For most Federal employees, Monday, January 2, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See section 3(a) of Executive order 11582, February 11, 1971.)

** 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.

*** November 11, 2017 (the legal public holiday for Veterans Day), falls on a Saturday. For most Federal employees, Friday, November 10, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(b).)

 

 

 

 

This page was last edited on 02/10/2017 at 02:14 PM .