The District of Columbia observes the following as official District holidays (DC Code Sec. 1-612.02):
|January 1 ||New Year's Day |
|Third Monday in January ||Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday |
|Third Monday in February ||Washington's Birthday |
|April 16 ||District of Columbia Emancipation Day |
|Last Monday in May ||Memorial Day |
|July 4 ||Independence Day |
|First Monday in September ||Labor Day |
|Second Monday in October ||Columbus Day |
|November 11 ||Veterans Day |
|Fourth Thursday in November ||Thanksgiving Day |
|December 25 ||Christmas Day |
The District of Columbia also observes a holiday on Inauguration Day and any other day appointed by the President of the United States.
If a holiday falls on a Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday; if a holiday falls on a Saturday, it is observed on the preceding Friday.