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U.S. Business Holidays

While businesses in the United States are not legally required to observe national, state, or religious holidays, the vast majority of U.S. businesses observe the following seven holidays, usually following the federal holiday calendar.

2017 Holiday Calendar
  • Holiday
    Date
    Day
  • New Year's Day
    January 2*
    Monday
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    January 16
    Monday
  • Presidents Day
    February 20*
    Monday
  • Easter
    April 16
    Sunday
  • Memorial Day
    May 29
    Monday
  • Independence Day
    July 4
    Tuesday
  • Labor Day
    September 4
    Monday
  • Columbus Day
    October 9
    Monday
  • Veterans Day
    November 10*
    Friday
  • Thanksgiving Day
    November 23
    Thursday
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
    November 24
    Friday
  • Christmas Day
    December 25
    Monday
2016 Holiday Calendar
  • Holiday
    Date
    Day
  • New Year's Day
    January 1
    Friday
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    January 18
    Monday
  • Presidents Day
    February 15
    Monday
  • Easter
    March 27
    Sunday
  • Memorial Day
    May 30
    Monday
  • Independence Day
    July 4
    Monday
  • Labor Day
    September 5
    Monday
  • Columbus Day
    October 10
    Monday
  • Veterans Day
    November 11
    Friday
  • Thanksgiving Day
    November 24
    Thursday
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
    November 25
    Friday
  • Christmas Day
    December 26**
    Monday

Some employers in the U.S. create additional employee holidays, such as a floating holiday or the employee’s birthday.

* 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.

** 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.

Businesses may also observe one or more of the following holidays based on industry, custom, or tradition:

  • New Year’s Eve
  • Presidents Day
  • Columbus Day
  • The Friday after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve