Monday, January 1

New Year’s Day
Monday, January 15

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 19*

Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 28

Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4

Independence Day
Monday, September 3

Labor Day
Monday, October 8

Columbus Day
Monday, November 12**

Veterans Day
Thursday, November 22

Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday, December 25

Christmas Day

*This holiday is designated as "Washington’s Birthday" in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is our policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.
**November 11, 2018 (the legal public holiday for Veterans Day), falls on a Sunday. For most Federal employees, Monday, November 12, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See section 3(a) of Executive order 11582, February 11, 1971.)