The federal government has designated certain days as “national holidays.” Federal government offices and national banks close their offices in observance of national holidays (5 USCA Sec. 6103).
Most states observe the same holidays as those observed by the federal government. There are variations, however.
National holidays. Days designated as holidays by the federal government are:
|Holiday ||Observed |
|New Year's Day ||January 1 |
|Inauguration Day ||January 20 (every fourth year, following a presidential election) |
|Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. ||Third Monday in January |
|Washington's Birthday ||Third Monday in February |
|Memorial Day ||Last Monday in May |
|Independence Day ||July 4 |
|Labor Day ||First Monday in September |
|Columbus Day ||Second Monday in October |
|Veterans Day ||November 11 |
|Thanksgiving Day ||Fourth Thursday in November |
|Christmas Day ||December 25 |
Federal holidays will be observed on Friday if they occur on a Saturday, and on Monday if they occur on a Sunday.
The federal holiday on the third Monday in February is known as Washington's Birthday, but the day is celebrated by some as Presidents Day.