US Federal Holidays 2024:The United States observes eleven national holidays annually, providing opportunities for people to spend time with loved ones, honor the nation’s heroes, and consider the nation’s founding principles. Around the United States, people celebrate holidays such as New Year’s, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
There will be no open federal government offices, banks, post offices, or schools for these 11 days. Employees in the private sector may or may not get the day off work depending on their employment; therefore, this does not apply to all Americans. While private companies are not required to provide their employees with paid time off on federal holidays, many do so out of goodwill.
US Federal Holidays 2024
When a federal holiday falls on a Saturday, the Friday before is also a day off; when it falls on a Sunday, the Monday after is also a day off. Many private companies, though not all, will offer their staff the day off in observance of state holidays.
Rarely do these days fall on specific dates; instead, they are often celebrated on a random weekday. For your convenience, we’ve included below a summary of these 2023 holidays, along with their dates and hours of celebration.
Since 1885, New Year’s Day has been a federal holiday; other notable federal holidays include those honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on January 15, Washington’s Birthday (formerly President’s Day, but now observed on third Monday of February due to Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968), Memorial Day honoring soldiers who have died in the line of duty, and Juneteenth National Freedom Day, which was added as an annual federal holiday in 2000 to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States.
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List of US Federal Holidays 2024
|Date||Day of Week||Holiday Name|
|January 1||Monday||New Year’s Day|
|January 15||Monday||Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.|
|February 19||Monday||Washington’s Birthday (aka Presidents Day)|
|May 27||Monday||Memorial Day|
|June 19||Wednesday||Juneteenth National Independence Day|
|July 4||Thursday||Independence Day|
|September 2||Monday||Labor Day|
|October 14||Monday||Columbus Day|
|November 11||Monday||Veterans Day|
|November 28||Thursday||Thanksgiving Day|
|December 25||Wednesday||Christmas Day|