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Schedule of 2019 Federal Holidays

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 Labor Day. Labor Day is 11 days away and will be observed on Monday, September 2, 2019.
Year Holiday Name 2018 Observed Holiday Date
2018New Year's DayMonday, January 1st
2018Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.Monday, January 15th
2018Washington's Birthday (President's Day)Monday, February 19th
2018Memorial DayMonday, May 28th
2018Independence DayWednesday, July 4th
2018Labor DayMonday, September 3rd
2018Columbus DayMonday, October 8th
2018Veterans DayMonday, November 12th *
2018Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 22nd
2018Christmas DayTuesday, December 25th
Year Holiday Name 2019 Observed Holiday Date
2019New Year's DayTuesday, January 1st
2019Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.Monday, January 21st
2019Washington's Birthday (President's Day)Monday, February 18th
2019Memorial DayMonday, May 27th
2019Independence DayThursday, July 4th
2019Labor DayMonday, September 2nd
2019Columbus DayMonday, October 14th
2019Veterans DayMonday, November 11th
2019Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 28th
2019Christmas DayWednesday, December 25th
Year Holiday Name 2020 Observed Holiday Date
2020New Year's DayWednesday, January 1st
2020Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.Monday, January 20th
2020Washington's Birthday (President's Day)Monday, February 17th
2020Memorial DayMonday, May 25th
2020Independence DayFriday, July 3rd *
2020Labor DayMonday, September 7th
2020Columbus DayMonday, October 12th
2020Veterans DayWednesday, November 11th
2020Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 26th
2020Christmas DayFriday, December 25th
Year Holiday Name 2021 Observed Holiday Date
2021New Year's DayFriday, January 1st
2021Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.Monday, January 18th
2021Washington's Birthday (President's Day)Monday, February 15th
2021Memorial DayMonday, May 31st
2021Independence DayMonday, July 5th *
2021Labor DayMonday, September 6th
2021Columbus DayMonday, October 11th
2021Veterans DayThursday, November 11th
2021Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 25th
2021Christmas DayFriday, December 24th *
Year Holiday Name 2022 Observed Holiday Date
2022New Year's DayFriday, December 31st *
2022Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.Monday, January 17th
2022Washington's Birthday (President's Day)Monday, February 21st
2022Memorial DayMonday, May 30th
2022Independence DayMonday, July 4th
2022Labor DayMonday, September 5th
2022Columbus DayMonday, October 10th
2022Veterans DayFriday, November 11th
2022Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 24th
2022Christmas DayMonday, December 26th *
Year Holiday Name 2023 Observed Holiday Date
2023New Year's DayMonday, January 2nd *
2023Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.Monday, January 16th
2023Washington's Birthday (President's Day)Monday, February 20th
2023Memorial DayMonday, May 29th
2023Independence DayTuesday, July 4th
2023Labor DayMonday, September 4th
2023Columbus DayMonday, October 9th
2023Veterans DayFriday, November 10th *
2023Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 23rd
2023Christmas DayMonday, December 25th
Year Holiday Name 2024 Observed Holiday Date
2024New Year's DayMonday, January 1st
2024Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.Monday, January 15th
2024Washington's Birthday (President's Day)Monday, February 19th
2024Memorial DayMonday, May 27th
2024Independence DayThursday, July 4th
2024Labor DayMonday, September 2nd
2024Columbus DayMonday, October 14th
2024Veterans DayMonday, November 11th
2024Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 28th
2024Christmas DayWednesday, December 25th

* 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)).

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