Year 2017 Government Holidays
  ObservedHolidays Actual
  2   JanuaryMon New Years DaySun
  16 JanuaryMon Martin Luther King DayThur19 January (1929)
  20 FebruaryMon President's Day^
  29 MayTues Memorial Day^
  4   JulyTues Independence Day^
  4   SeptemberMon Labor Day^
  9   OctoberMon Columbus Day^
  10 NovemberFri Veterans DaySat
  23 NovemberThur Thanksgiving Day^
  25 DecemberMon Christmas Day
^ Same Day

Federal holidays are designated by Congress as follows

January 1New Year's Day
Third Monday in JanuaryBirthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Third Monday in FebruaryPresidents' Day *
Last Monday in May Memorial Day
July 4Independence Day
First Monday in SeptemberLabor Day
Second Monday in OctoberColumbus Day
November 11Veterans Day
Fourth Thursday in NovemberThanksgiving
December 25Christmas

* Officially still Washington's Birthday
Federal Holidays Celebrated
If a holiday falls on a Saturday it is celebrated the preceding Friday.
If a holiday falls on a Sunday it is celebrated the following Monday.

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