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Thanksgiving Day 2018 - Federal Holidays




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

Thanksgiving is a day of giving thanks for the harvest of the previous year. The holiday is rooted in the tradition of a harvest feast by early American settlers. It is celebrated every fourth Thursday of November, and has been a federal holiday since 1941.

When is the next Thanksgiving Day?

Thanksgiving Day is 352 days away. (50.3 weeks away or 11.7 months away)
Thanksgiving Day will next be observed on Thursday, November 28th, 2019.

Thanksgiving Day Dates

Year Thanksgiving Day Recognition Date
2017Thursday, November 23rd
2018Thursday, November 22nd
2019Thursday, November 28th
2020Thursday, November 26th
2021Thursday, November 25th
2022Thursday, November 24th
2023Thursday, November 23rd

* 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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