Federal law establishes the following public holidays. Note that most employees work on a Monday through Friday schedule. For these employees, when a holiday falls on a nonworkday -- Saturday or Sunday -- the holiday usually is observed on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday).
|Monday, January 2 *||New Year's Day|
|Monday, January 16||Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.|
|Monday, February 20 **||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|
* January 1, 2012 (the legal public holiday for New Year's Day), falls on a Sunday. For most employees, Monday, January 2, will be treated as a holiday. (See section 3(a) of Executive order 11582, February 11, 1971.)
** 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. Though other institutions such as state and local governments may use other names.
*** November 11, 2012 (the legal public holiday for Veterans Day), falls on a Sunday. For most employees, Monday, November 12, will be treated as a holiday. (See section 3(a) of Executive order 11582, February 11, 1971.)
For more infotmation visit: The U,S, Office of Personnel Management