Federal Holidays of United States of America

By | November 14, 2017

In U.S., there are ten federal holidays in a 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 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 Holidays:

Holiday

 

Official Date

· New Year Day

 

Observed on January 1
· 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
· George Washington’s Birthday

 

Observed on 3rd Monday in the month of February
· Memorial Day

 

Observed on the Last Monday in the month of May
· Independence Day

 

Observed on July 4
· Labor Day

 

Observed on 1st Monday in the month of September
· Columbus Day

 

Observed on 2nd Monday in the month of October
· Veterans Day

 

Observed on November 11
· Thanksgiving Day

 

Observed on 4th Thursday in the month of November
· Christmas Day

 

Observed on December 25

 

Exceptions on U.S. Federal Holidays:

  1. If a federal holiday falls on saturday then it will be observed on preceding friday.
  2. If a federal holiday falls on subday then it will be observed on following monday.

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