Christmas Day 2017 - Federal Holidays

December

25th

2017

Christmas Day is one of ten federal holidays recognized nationwide by the United States Government. All non-essential federal government offices are closed on Christmas Day, and all federal employees are paid even if they receive the day off. Many private-sector employees will also receive paid time off or special holiday pay on Christmas Day.

Christmas is a Christian holiday commemorating the birth of Christ. It is celebrated every December 25th, and has been a federal holiday since 1885.

When is the next Christmas Day?

Christmas Day is 245 days away. (35 weeks away or 8.2 months away)
Christmas Day will next be observed on Monday, December 25th, 2017.

Christmas Day Dates

Year Christmas Day Recognition Date
2016Monday, December 26th *
2017Monday, December 25th
2018Tuesday, December 25th
2019Wednesday, December 25th
2020Friday, December 25th
2021Friday, December 24th *
2022Monday, December 26th *

* 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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Source: www.federalpay.org/holidays/christmas-day