Independence Day 2017 - Federal Holidays
Independence Day is one of ten federal holidays recognized nationwide by the United States Government. All non-essential federal government offices are closed on Independence 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 Independence Day.
Independence Day commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the establishment of the United States as a sovereign nation. It is celebrated every July 4th, and has been a federal holiday since 1870.
When is the next Independence Day?Independence Day is 284 days away. (40.6 weeks away or 9.5 months away)
Independence Day will next be observed on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018.
Independence Day Dates
|Year||Independence Day Recognition Date|
|2016||Monday, July 4th|
|2017||Tuesday, July 4th|
|2018||Wednesday, July 4th|
|2019||Thursday, July 4th|
|2020||Friday, July 3rd *|
|2021||Monday, July 5th *|
|2022||Monday, July 4th|
* 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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