There are ten Federal Holidays recognized by the United States Government. On these days, all non-essential government offices are closed (including post offices) and many federal employees receive a paid day off.
If a holiday's calendar date falls on a Saturday in any year, it will be observed on the preceding Friday. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, it will be observed on the following Monday.
While individual states and private companies are not required to observe Federal holidays, most state and local governments as well as many private businesses are also closed on these days.
We have a schedule of Federal holidays for the next five years below. Click on any year for an updated federal holiday schedule.
When is the Next Federal Holiday?
The next federal holiday is Christmas Day. Christmas Day is 7 days away and will be observed on Tuesday, December 25, 2018.
* Because most Federal Employees work on a Monday to Friday schedule, when a holidays falls on a weekend the holiday is observed on the closest regular workday. The holiday is observed on Friday if the holiday falls on Saturday and Monday if the holiday falls on Sunday (5 U.S.C. 6103 (b)(2)).