Memorial Day 2017 - Federal Holidays
Memorial Day is one of ten federal holidays recognized nationwide by the United States Government. All non-essential federal government offices are closed on Memorial 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 Memorial Day.
Memorial Day is dedicated to the memory of all U.S. Armed forces who have died while serving their country. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. It is celebrated every last Monday of May, and has been a federal holiday since 1967.
When is the next Memorial Day?Memorial Day is 247 days away. (35.3 weeks away or 8.2 months away)
Memorial Day will next be observed on Monday, May 28th, 2018.
Memorial Day Dates
|Year||Memorial Day Recognition Date|
|2016||Monday, May 30th|
|2017||Monday, May 29th|
|2018||Monday, May 28th|
|2019||Monday, May 27th|
|2020||Monday, May 25th|
|2021||Monday, May 31st|
|2022||Monday, May 30th|
* 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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