Columbus Day 2017 - Federal Holidays
Columbus Day is one of ten federal holidays recognized nationwide by the United States Government. All non-essential federal government offices are closed on Columbus 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 Columbus Day.
Columbus day commemorates the arrival of the Christopher Columbus in the Americas. It is celebrated every second Monday of October, and has been a federal holiday since 1937.
When is the next Columbus Day?Columbus Day is 168 days away. (24 weeks away or 5.6 months away)
Columbus Day will next be observed on Monday, October 9th, 2017.
Columbus Day Dates
|Year||Columbus Day Recognition Date|
|2016||Monday, October 10th|
|2017||Monday, October 9th|
|2018||Monday, October 8th|
|2019||Monday, October 14th|
|2020||Monday, October 12th|
|2021||Monday, October 11th|
|2022||Monday, October 10th|
* 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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