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2007 Federal Holidays

Federal law (5 U.S.C. 6103) establishes the following public holidays for Federal employees.  Please note that most Federal 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 1

New Year's Day

 New Year's Day

Monday, January 15

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King

Monday, February 19

Washington’s Birthday

George Washington

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day

Memorial Day - See Our Commemoration Page

Wednesday, July 4

Independence Day

 Independence Day

Monday, September 3

Labor Day

 Labor day

Monday, October 8

Columbus Day

 Christopher Columbus

Monday, November 12*

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Thursday, November 22

Thanksgiving Day

 Thanksgiving Day

Tuesday, December 25

Christmas Day

 Xmas Day

* November 11, 2007, (the legal public holiday for Veterans Day) falls on a Sunday.  For most Federal employees, Monday, November 12, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(b).)

Federal Holidays Home Page

Created 4 January  2001