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Columbus Day 2023 - Federal Holidays




Columbus Day is one of eleven 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 125 days away. (17.9 weeks away or 4.2 months away)
Columbus Day will next be observed on Monday, October 9th, 2023.

Columbus Day Dates

Year Columbus Day Recognition Date
2022Monday, October 10th
2023Monday, October 9th
2024Monday, October 14th
2025Monday, October 13th
2026Monday, October 12th
2027Monday, October 11th
2028Monday, October 9th

* 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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