The list of U.S. federal holidays, first adopted by Congress in 1885 when it was decided that federal employees should have certain days off, consists of 11 important days that Americans know and celebrate.
If a federal holiday falls on a Saturday, it is also a holiday on the Friday before; if it falls on a Sunday, it is a holiday on the Monday after. State agencies and government departments observe public holidays, and many private businesses, though not all, give their employees the day off.
US Federal and Non-Federal holidays in 2023
|Holiday Name||Type||Date||Day counter|
|New Year’s Day||Federal Holiday||Sunday-01 Jan 2023||[hurrytimer id=”544″]|
|New Year’s Day in lieu||Regional Holiday||Monday-02 Jan 2023||[hurrytimer id=”545″]|
|Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.||Federal Holiday||Monday-16 Jan 2023||[hurrytimer id=”546″]|
|Washington’s Birthday||Federal Holiday||Monday -20 Feb 2023||[hurrytimer id=”547″]|
|Easter Sunday||Unofficial Holiday||Sunday -9 Apr 2023||[hurrytimer id=”548″]|
|Mother’s Day||Unofficial Holiday||Sunday-14 May 2023||[hurrytimer id=”549″]|
|Memorial Day||Federal Holiday||Monday-29 May 2023||[hurrytimer id=”550″]|
|Juneteenth||Federal Holiday||Monday-19 Jun 2023||[hurrytimer id=”553″]|
|Father’s Day||Unofficial Holiday||Monday-19 Jun 2023||[hurrytimer id=”552″]|
|Juneteenth National Independence Day||Federal Holiday||Monday-19 Jun 2023||[hurrytimer id=”553″]|
|Independence Day||Federal Holiday||Tuesday-04 Jul 2023||[hurrytimer id=”554″]|
|Labor Day||Federal Holiday||Monday-04 Sep 2023||[hurrytimer id=”555″]|
|Indigenous Peoples’ Day||Regional Holiday||Monday-09 Oct 2023||[hurrytimer id=”556″]|
|Columbus Day||Federal Holiday||Monday-09 Oct 2023||[hurrytimer id=”557″]|
|Veterans Day||Federal Holiday||Friday-10 Nov 2023||[hurrytimer id=”558″]|
|Thanksgiving Day||Federal Holiday||Thursday-23 Nov 2023||[hurrytimer id=”559″]|
|After Thanksgiving||Regional Holiday||Friday-24 Nov 2023||[hurrytimer id=”561″]|
|Christmas Day||Federal Holiday||Monday-25 Dec 2023||[hurrytimer id=”562″]|
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Federal holidays in Winter
Since New Year’s Day, which falls on January 1, 2022, falls on Sunday, the holiday has been moved to December 31, 2021. Therefore, most public and private sector employees will enjoy a three-day holiday before reporting to work on January 3.
Many workplaces, businesses, and schools will also be closed in January in honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 16.
In February, on Feb. 20 , the nation commemorates George Washington’s birthday. This holiday must be called “Washington’s Birthday” at the federal level, but private organizations, state and local governments are free to use a different name.
Federal holidays in Spring
To commemorate Memorial Day, many people in the United States are off work on Monday, May 29. The holiday was established to commemorate those who lost their lives in combat.
Federal holidays in Summer
On June 19, the entire nation celebrates Juneteenth and Father’s day; it was declared an official holiday in 2021. Many members of the black community have celebrated Juneteenth, which commemorates the abolition of slavery in the United States, for many years. Later in the summer, many Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4.
Labour Day, celebrated on Monday, September 4, traditionally marks the end of summer. While most other nations celebrate International Labour Day, which is observed annually on May 1, the United States honors workers in the fall.
Federal holidays in Fall
The federal government observes Columbus Day on October 9. In recent years, the focus of the vacation has shifted from the achievements of Christopher Columbus to the struggles of indigenous peoples.
On Nov. 10, workers get a day off to honor the warriors. This year, it falls on a Friday. Most people celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 23, which is later in the month.
On December 25, it is time for Christmas.
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