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Memorial Day 2018 - 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 189 days away. (27 weeks away or 6.3 months away)
Memorial Day will next be observed on Monday, May 27th, 2019.

Memorial Day Dates

Year Memorial Day Recognition Date
2017Monday, May 29th
2018Monday, May 28th
2019Monday, May 27th
2020Monday, May 25th
2021Monday, May 31st
2022Monday, May 30th
2023Monday, May 29th

* 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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