Federal Holidays

We provide a list of United States Federal holidays for 2019 and 2020 for employees. The federal holidays are authorized holidays which have been recognized by the US government. These public holidays were established by Federal law (5 U.S.C. 6103). Need to know when it's the next holiday? We have the answer for you.

2019 Federal Holidays

Holiday

Date

Day

New Year's Day

January 1

Tuesday

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 21

Monday

Washington’s Birthday

February 18*

Monday

Memorial Day

May 27

Monday

Independence Day

July 4

Thursday

Labor Day

September 2

Monday

Columbus Day

October 14

Monday

Veterans Day

November 11

Monday

Thanksgiving Day

November 28

Thursday

Christmas Day

December 25

Wednesday



2020 Federal Holidays

Holiday

Date

Day

New Year's Day

January 1

Wednesday

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 20

Monday

Washington’s Birthday

February 17*

Monday

Memorial Day

May 25

Monday

Independence Day

July 3**

Friday

Labor Day

September 7

Monday

Columbus Day

October 12

Monday

Veterans Day

November 11

Wednesday

Thanksgiving Day

November 26

Thursday

Christmas Day

December 25

Friday

*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.


**July 4, 2020 (the legal public holiday for Independence Day), falls on a Saturday. For most Federal employees, Friday, July 3, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(b).)

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