Each state in the USA has its own public holidays. Federal Government employees also have their own statutory holidays and so do the New York Stock Exchange and New York Mercantile Exchange.
Federal holidays are moved to a Friday if they occur on a Saturday and to a Monday if they occur on a Sunday. Most states follow this rule, but there are exceptions. I will give details when I have them, but our information in this area is not exhaustive and therefore, unless otherwise stated, please do not be surprised if a holiday is moved from a weekend to either the Friday preceding or Monday following.
There are also many varied and complex rules about special cases (what do you do if you are working night shift and part of your shift falls on a holiday?...) but it is beyond the scope of this site to give such details.
A list of common observances which are not holidays is provided below.
Federal holidays affect all Federal government offices and the District of Columbia.
|1 January||New Year's Day
|20th January||Inauguration Day*|
|3rd Monday in January||Martin Luther King Jr Day|
|3rd Monday in February||Presidents' Day/Washington's Birthday|
|Last Monday in May||Memorial Day|
|4 July||Independence Day|
|1st Monday in September||Labor Day|
|2nd Monday in October||Columbus Day|
|11 November||Veterans' Day|
|3rd Thursday in November||Thanksgiving|
|25 December||Christmas Day |
*Inauguration Day occurs on 20 January of each 4th year starting from 1965. It applies to the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties in Maryland, Arlington and Fairfax Counties in Virginia, and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church in Virginia only and is moved to a Monday if it occurs on a Sunday.
Holidays occuring on a Saturday are observed on the preceding Friday, those on a Sunday on the Monday following.
|2 February||Groundhog Day|
|14 February||Valentine's Day|
|17 March||St Patrick's Day |
|1 April||April Fools' Day|
|22 April||Earth Day|
|Wednesday of the|
last full week of April
|Administrative Professionals' Day |
(formerly Secretaries' Day)
|6 May||Nurses' Day|
|1st Thursday in May||National Day of Prayer|
|2nd Sunday in May||Mothers' Day|
|3rd Saturday in May||Armed Forces Day|
|3rd Sunday in June||Fathers' Day |
|19 June||Juneteenth (Liberation of Slaves)|
|4th Sunday in July||Parents' Day|
|1st Sunday in August||Friendship Day|
|Sunday after Labor Day||Grandparents' Day|
|17 September||Citizenship Day or Constitution Day|
|2nd Sunday in October||National Children's Day|
|16 October||Bosses' Day |
|3rd Saturday in October||Sweetest Day |
|26 October||Mother-in-Law's Day |
|27 October||Navy Day|
|31 October||Halloween |
|26 to 31 December||Kwanzaa|