(559) 434-8544

U.S. Federal Holidays & National Holidays from Redcort Software


Let Virtual TimeClock manage your employee holidays. Download a free trial today.

2015 Federal Holidays

  • Day
    Date
    Holiday
  • Thursday
    January 1
    New Year's Day
  • Monday
    January 19
    Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  • Monday
    February 16*
    George Washington’s Birthday
  • Monday
    May 25
    Memorial Day
  • Friday
    July 3*
    Independence Day
  • Monday
    September 7
    Labor Day
  • Monday
    October 12
    Columbus Day
  • Wednesday
    November 11
    Veterans Day
  • Thursday
    November 26
    Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday
    December 25
    Christmas Day

2014 Federal Holidays

  • Day
    Date
    Holiday
  • Wednesday
    January 1
    New Year's Day
  • Monday
    January 20
    Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  • Monday
    February 17*
    George Washington’s Birthday
  • Monday
    May 26
    Memorial Day
  • Friday
    July 4
    Independence Day
  • Monday
    September 1
    Labor Day
  • Monday
    October 13
    Columbus Day
  • Tuesday
    November 11
    Veterans Day
  • Thursday
    November 27
    Thanksgiving Day
  • Thursday
    December 25
    Christmas Day

Federal Holiday Calendar

  • Holiday
    Official Date
  • New Year's Day
    January 1
  • Inauguration Day
    January 20*
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday
    Third Monday in January
  • George Washington's Birthday
    Third Monday in February
  • Memorial Day
    Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day
    July 4
  • Labor Day
    First Monday in September
  • Columbus Day
    Second Monday in October
  • Veterans Day
    November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day
    4th Thursday in November
  • Christmas Day
    December 25

* When a federal holiday falls on a Saturday, it is usually observed on the preceding Friday. When the holiday falls on a Sunday, it is usually observed on the following Monday.

There are ten annual U.S. federal holidays on the calendar designated by the United States Congress. Unlike many other countries, there are no ‘national holidays’ in the United States because Congress only has authority to create holidays for federal institutions.

Most federal holidays are also observed as state holidays.

​Though not technically accurate, U.S. federal holidays are often referred to as ‘public holidays’ or ‘legal holidays’ because of their wide spread observance.

Bank holidays are usually the same as federal holidays since most banks follow the holiday calendar of the U.S. Federal Reserve. They tend to use the modern President’s Day for the observance of George Washington’s Birthday.

* In addition to the ten annual federal holidays, Inauguration Day is an eleventh holiday designated by Congress for observance every four years on January 20 following a U. S. presidential election. It is only observed by government employees in Washington D.C. and the border counties of Maryland and Virginia. Inauguration Day was created to help relieve the congestion that occurs around Washington D.C. with the events surrounding the swearing-in of the President and Vice President of the United States.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has additional information and federal holiday dates for years not listed above.

​Redcort Software Inc. assumes no liability and makes no warranties on or for the information contained on these pages. The information presented is intended for reference only and is neither tax nor legal advice. Consult a professional tax, legal or other advisor to verify this information and determine if and/or how it may apply to your particular situation.