What are federal holidays?
A federal holiday is a public holiday in the United States.
The US Federal Government recognizes 10 federal holidays.
The holidays are:
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Presidents’ Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
These are days when non-essential government offices are closed, and some workers receive a paid day off. Some private businesses may also choose to close on these days.
Holidays that fall on a weekend are usually observed on the nearest weekday.
List of holidays in USA in 2022
Here is the full list of US federal holidays in 2022:
- New Year’s Day: Friday, January 1
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 18
- Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 15
- Memorial Day: Monday, May 30
- Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4
- Labor Day: Monday, September 5
- Columbus Day: Monday, October 10
- Veterans Day: Thursday, November 11
- Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 24
- Christmas Day: Sunday, December 25*
*If Christmas falls on a Saturday, it is observed on the preceding Friday. If it falls on a Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday.