Federal Holidays Calendar​

An easy reference calendar of all U.S. Federal Holidays.

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New Year's DayJanuary 1Tuesday
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJanuary 21Monday
George Washington's Birthday**February 18Monday
Memorial DayMay 27Monday
Independence DayJuly 4Thursday
Labor DaySeptember 2Monday
Columbus DayOctober 14Monday
Veterans DayNovember 11Monday
Thanksgiving DayNovember 28Thursday
Christmas DayDecember 25Wednesday
New Year's DayJanuary 1Wednesday
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJanuary 20Monday
George Washington's Birthday**February 17Monday
Memorial DayMay 25Monday
Independence DayJuly 3*Friday
Labor DaySeptember 7Monday
Columbus DayOctober 12Monday
Veterans DayNovember 11Wednesday
Thanksgiving DayNovember 26Thursday
Christmas DayDecember 25Friday
New Year's DayJanuary 1Friday
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJanuary 18Monday
George Washington's Birthday**February 15Monday
Memorial DayMay 31Monday
JuneteenthJune 18*Friday
Independence DayJuly 5*Monday
Labor DaySeptember 6Monday
Columbus DayOctober 11Monday
Veterans DayNovember 11Thursday
Thanksgiving DayNovember 25Thursday
Christmas DayDecember 24*Friday
New Year's DayDecember 31*Friday
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJanuary 17Monday
George Washington's Birthday**February 21Monday
Memorial DayMay 30Monday
JuneteenthJune 20*Monday
Independence DayJuly 4Monday
Labor DaySeptember 5Monday
Columbus DayOctober 10Monday
Veterans DayNovember 11Friday
Thanksgiving DayNovember 24Thursday
Christmas DayDecember 26*Monday
New Year's DayJanuary 2*Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJanuary 16Monday
George Washington's Birthday**February 20Monday
Memorial DayMay 29Monday
JuneteenthJune 19Monday
Independence DayJuly 4Tuesday
Labor DaySeptember 4Monday
Columbus DayOctober 9Monday
Veterans DayNovember 10*Friday
Thanksgiving DayNovember 23Thursday
Christmas DayDecember 25Monday
New Year's DayJanuary 1Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJanuary 15Monday
George Washington's Birthday**February 19Monday
Memorial DayMay 27Monday
JuneteenthJune 19Wednesday
Independence DayJuly 4Thursday
Labor DaySeptember 2Monday
Columbus DayOctober 14Monday
Veterans DayNovember 11Monday
Thanksgiving DayNovember 28Thursday
Christmas DayDecember 25Wednesday
New Year's DayJanuary 1Wednesday
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJanuary 20Monday
George Washington's Birthday**February 17Monday
Memorial DayMay 26Monday
JuneteenthJune 19Thursday
Independence DayJuly 4Friday
Labor DaySeptember 1Monday
Columbus DayOctober 13Monday
Veterans DayNovember 11Tuesday
Thanksgiving DayNovember 27Thursday
Christmas DayDecember 25Thursday

There are eleven 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 constitutional authority to create holidays for federal institutions. Most federal holidays are also observed as state holidays.

* When a legal public holiday falls on a Saturday, it is usually observed on the preceding Friday for pay and leave purposes. When the holiday falls on a Sunday, it is usually observed on the following Monday for pay and leave purposes.

** Popularly known as Presidents' Day

More about Federal Holidays

In addition to the eleven annual federal holidays, Inauguration Day is a twelfth 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.

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.

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

Official Dates

Some Federal Holidays repeatedly fall on the same date every year, while others fall on the same day of the week every year.

New Year's DayJanuary 1
Inauguration DayJanuary 20*
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayThird Monday in January
George Washington’s BirthdayThird Monday in February
Memorial DayLast Monday in May
JuneteenthJune 19
Independence DayJuly 4
Labor DayFirst Monday in September
Columbus DaySecond Monday in October
Veterans DayNovember 11
Thanksgiving Day4th Thursday in November
Christmas DayDecember 25
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