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Thanksgiving Day 2023 - Federal Holidays




Thanksgiving Day is one of eleven 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 170 days away. (24.3 weeks away or 5.7 months away)
Thanksgiving Day will next be observed on Thursday, November 23rd, 2023.

Thanksgiving Day Dates

Year Thanksgiving Day Recognition Date
2022Thursday, November 24th
2023Thursday, November 23rd
2024Thursday, November 28th
2025Thursday, November 27th
2026Thursday, November 26th
2027Thursday, November 25th
2028Thursday, 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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