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A Federal Holiday is a day that is recognized by the United States government as a holiday and are designated as such by the United States Congress. As a general rule banks, post offices, and schools, may be closed on those days. Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Columbus Day and Veteran’s Day are frequently considered “floating” holidays. This means in the workplace, they allow you to take the day off since it is an “official” holiday, but you also have the option to come into work and take off another day instead.
In various parts of the country, state and city holidays may be observed in addition to the federal holidays.
The following holidays are celebrated by everyone and most businesses are closed on these days:
New Year’s Day – January 1st
Martin Luther King Day – celebrated the third Monday in January
President’s Day – American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February
Memorial Day – Observed the last Monday in May
Independence Day – July 4th
Labor Day – celebrated the first Monday in September
Columbus Day – Floating Holiday celebrated the second Monday in October
Veteran’s Day – The official day for Veteran’s Day is November 11th but when it falls on a Saturday then either Saturday or the preceding Friday may be designated as the holiday, whereas if it falls on a Sunday it is typically observed on the following Monday. When it falls on the weekend many private companies offer it as a floating holiday where an employee can choose some other day.
Thanksgiving Day – Celebrated the third Thursday in November
Christmas Day – December 25th
See below for the days the holidays fall out on.
U.S. Federal Holiday Schedule 2020
January 1 – New Year’s Day – Wednesday
January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday
February 17 – Washington’s Birthday – Monday
May 25 – Memorial Day – Monday
July 3 – Independence Day – Friday (Independence Day is on July 4th)
September 7 – Labor Day – Monday
October 12 – Columbus Day – Monday
November 11 – Veterans Day – Monday
November 26 – Thanksgiving Day – Thursday
December 25 – Christmas Day – Friday
U.S. Federal Holiday Schedule 2021
January 1 – New Year’s Day – Friday
January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday
February 15 – Washington’s Birthday – Monday
May 31 – Memorial Day – Monday
July 5 – Independence Day – Monday (Independence Day is on July 4th)
September 6 – Labor Day – Monday
October 11 – Columbus Day – Monday
November 11 – Veterans Day – Thursday
November 25 – Thanksgiving Day – Thursday
December 25 – Christmas Day – Saturday (Will be celebrated on Friday, December 24th)
If a federal holiday falls on Saturday it is usually observed on Friday (the day before), and when it falls on Sunday it is observed the following Monday. The dates the federal holidays are observed are shown in parentheses.