U.S. Federal Holidays

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In the Federal holiday calendar of the United States, there are ten Federal holidays. These holidays have been approved by the U.S. Congress. Normally, on these days the majority of non- essential or private organizations are closed and the Federal employees get a paid day off. Whilst it is not backed by federal law for private companies, individual states as well as the local authority companies to observe the Federal holidays they are closed on these days.

Although it is not obligatory by private organizations to allow employees receive a time off for work on federal holidays, it is left for the employer’s volition.

The United States Congress has  an only constitutional authority to designate federal holiday schedules for federal institutions. That is why, there are no ‘public holidays’ in the USA, but federal ones. Most of them can be called as state or national holidays.

The Federal Holiday Calendar by Wokly can transform your manual holiday scheduling into a centralized calendar for corporate usage.  The list of Federal Holidays for 2016 and the upcoming 2017 as follows:

Federal Holidays 2016

Holiday Date Day
New Year’s Day January 1 Friday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 18 Monday
George Washington’s Birthday February 15* Monday
Memorial Day May 30 Monday
Independence Day July 4 Tuesday
Labor Day September 5 Monday
Columbus Day October 10 Monday
Veterans Day November 11* Friday
Thanksgiving Day November 24 Thursday
Christmas Day December 26** Monday

Federal Holidays 2017

Holiday Date Day
New Year’s Day January 2* Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 16 Monday
George Washington’s Birthday February 20* Monday
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
Christmas Day December 25 Monday

 Federal Holidays Calendar

Holiday Date
New Year’s Day January 1
Innauguration Day January 20*
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Third Monday in January
George Washington’s Birthday Third Monday in February
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day Second Monday in October
Veterans Day November 11
Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November
Christmas Day December 25

* Federal holiday that falls on Saturday, is shifting on preceding Friday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, it is shifting on the following Monday.
* The Inauguration Day is an eleventh holiday designated by Congress that is celebrated on January 20, every four years following a presidential election of USA. It is observed by government employees in Washington D.C. and the border counties of Virginia and Maryland.
** December 25 (the legal holiday for Christmas Day) falls on a Sunday in 2016. For Federal employees, Monday, December 26, will be treated as a holiday for leave and pay purposes.

United States federal holidays are often called as ‘legal holidays’ or ‘public holidays’ because of their wide-spread celebration across the country.

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