<American HolidaysFederal HolidaysMany government offices close on federal holidays and some private businesses may close as well. If the holiday falls during the weekend, the government may observe it on a different day. Federal employees receive pay and many receive time off for federal holidays.
2016 Federal Holidays
Friday, January 1: New Year’s Day
Monday, January 18: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 15: Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 30: Memorial Day
Monday, July 4: Independence Day
Monday, September 5: Labor Day
Monday, October 10: Columbus Day
Friday, November 11: Veterans Day
Thursday, November 24: Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 26: Christmas Day*
*December 25, 2016 (the legal public holiday for Christmas Day), falls on a Sunday. Most federal offices will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2016, in observance of Christmas Day.
Commonly Celebrated Holidays and ObservancesSome holidays honor specific groups and events, such as Valentine’s Day, Earth Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Flag Day, and Halloween. These are not federal holidays. Some holidays and observances receive Presidential proclamations.
Ethnic and Religious HolidaysVarious ethnic and religious groups in the United States celebrate days with special meaning to them. Some of these holidays include Easter for Christians, the High Holy Days for Jews, Ramadan for Muslims, Day of Vesak for Buddhists, and Diwali for Hindus.
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