In U.S., there are ten federal holidays in a single year. These holidays are designated by U.S. Congress which has the constitutional authority to create holidays for federal institutions. There are no national holidays in United States. Most of the federal calender holidays are considered as state holidays.
U.S. Federal holidays are also known as public or legal holidays because of their nationwide observance. U.S. company holidays are as same as federal holidays because they follow the federal calender.
U.S. Federal Holiday Calender 2018:
Find below the list of federal holidays in 2018 with dates –
|New Year Day||January 1, 2018|
|Inauguration Day||This is the eleventh federal holiday observed on January 20 once in four years.|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||Observed on 3rd monday in the month of January
January 15, 2018
|George Washington’s Birthday||
Observed on 3rd Monday in the month of February
February 19, 2018
|Memorial Day||Observed on the Last Monday in the month of May
May 28, 2018
|Independence Day||Observed on July 4|
|Labor Day||Observed on 1st Monday in the month of September
September 3 2018
|Columbus Day||Observed on 2nd Monday in the month of October
October 8, 2018
|Veterans Day||Observed on November 11 (but falls on sunday in 2018). So,
November 12, 2018
|Thanksgiving Day||Observed on 4th Thursday in the month of November
November 22, 2018
|Christmas Day||Observed on December 25, 2018 Tuesday|
Exceptions on U.S. Federal Holidays:
- If a federal holiday falls on saturday then it will be observed on preceding friday.
- If a federal holiday falls on subday then it will be observed on following monday.
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