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1999 Federal Holidays

Federal law (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) 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).

Friday, January 1

New Year's Day

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Monday, January 18

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.  

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Monday, February 15 Washington's Birthday   Wash.gif (2347 bytes)
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day  flag.gif (1434 bytes)
Monday, July 5* Independence Day   
Monday, September 6 Labor Day  lab.gif (1399 bytes)
Monday, October 11 Columbus Day  col.gif (1549 bytes)
Thursday, November 11 Veterans Day  vet.gif (1282 bytes)
Thursday, November 25 Thanksgiving Day  thanks.gif (1353 bytes)
Friday, December 24** Christmas Day 
Friday, December 31** New Year's Day (2000)   newyear.gif (1333 bytes)

* July 4, 1999, falls on a Sunday.  For most Federal employees, Monday, July 5, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes.   (See E.O. 11582, February 11, 1971)

** December 25, 1999, and January 1, 2000, fall on a Saturday.   For most Federal Employees, the preceding Friday will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes.  (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(b).)

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Page Updated 11 October 2002