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Court Holidays

Federal law (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) establishes the following public holidays for Federal employees.  Please note that most Federal employees work on a Monday-through-Friday schedule.  For these employees, when a holiday falls on a nonworkday -- Saturday or Sunday -- the holiday usually is observed on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday).
 

2016

Date Observed Federal Holiday Notes
Friday, January 1 New Year's Day January 1
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday 3rd Monday in January
Monday, February 15+ Washington's Birthday 3rd Monday in February
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Monday, July 4 Independence Day July 4
Monday, September 5 Labor Day 1st Monday in September
Monday, October 10 Columbus Day 2nd Monday in October
Friday, November 11 Veterans' Day November 11
Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Day 4th Thursday in November
Monday, December 26 Christmas Day December 25
Mon., January 2, 2017 New Year's Day (2017) January 1


2017

Date Observed Federal Holiday Notes
Monday, January 2 New Year's Day January 1
Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday 3rd Monday in January
Monday, February 20+ Washington's Birthday 3rd Monday in February
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day July 4
Monday, September 4 Labor Day 1st Monday in September
Monday, October 9 Columbus Day 2nd Monday in October
Friday, November 10 Veterans' Day November 11
Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Day 4th Thursday in November
Monday, December 25 Christmas Day December 25
Mon., January 1, 2018 New Year's Day (2018) January 1

 

+ 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.