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New Year's Day 2017 - Federal Holidays




New Year's Day is one of ten federal holidays recognized nationwide by the United States Government. All non-essential federal government offices are closed on New Year's 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 New Year's Day.

New Year's day is observed on the first day of the Gregorian calendar. It is celebrated every January 1st, and has been a federal holiday since 1885.

When is the next New Year's Day?

New Year's Day is 44 days away. (6.3 weeks away or 1.5 months away)
New Year's Day will next be observed on Monday, January 1st, 2018.

New Year's Day Dates

Year New Year's Day Recognition Date
2016Friday, January 1st
2017Monday, January 2nd *
2018Monday, January 1st
2019Tuesday, January 1st
2020Wednesday, January 1st
2021Friday, January 1st
2022Friday, December 31st *

* 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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