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2008 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).

Tuesday, January 1

New Year’s Day

 New Year's Day

Monday, January 21

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King

Monday, February 18

Washington’s Birthday

George Washington

Monday, May 26

Memorial Day

Memorial Day - See Our Commemoration Page

Friday, July 4

Independence Day

 Independence Day

Monday, September 1

Labor Day

 Labor day

Monday, October 13

Columbus Day

 Christopher Columbus

Tuesday, November 11

Veterans Day

 Veterans Day

Thursday, November 27

Thanksgiving Day

 Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, December 25

Christmas Day

 Xmas Day


Federal Holidays Home Page

Created 4 January  2001