Federal Holidays

2016

Friday, January 1 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 18 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 15 Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day
Monday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 5 Labor Day
Monday, October 10 Columbus Day
Friday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Day
Moday, December 26* Christmas Day

 

2017

Monday, January 2* New Year’s Day
Monday, January 16 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 20 Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day
Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 4 Labor Day
Monday, October 10 Columbus Day
Friday, November 10* Veterans Day
Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 25 Christmas Day

 

* When a federal holiday falls on a Saturday, it is usually observed on the preceding Friday. When the holiday falls on a Sunday, it is usually observed on the following Monday.

There are ten annual U.S. federal holidays on the calendar designated by the United States Congress. Unlike many other countries, there are no ‘national holidays’ in the United States because Congress only has authority to create holidays for federal institutions. Most federal holidays are also observed as state holidays. Bank holidays are usually the same as federal holidays since most banks follow the holiday calendar of the U.S. Federal Reserve. They tend to use the modern President’s Day for the observance of George Washington’s Birthday.