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Federal holidays in the United States are public holidays that have been recognized by the federal government, and are applicable to federal employees. State holidays are public holidays recognized by states – and often (though not always) include the same holidays recognized at the federal level.

With the exception of Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, all federal holidays are observed on a Monday. This is in accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act which is intended to move holidays to a Monday whenever possible in order to allow federal employees to have a three-day weekend.

States and Public Holidays

States are not required to observe federal holidays. Not only are states allowed to opt out of observation of these holidays, but states are also given the opportunity to declare state holidays if they so choose.

Although there are no federally-mandated holidays currently observed in the United States, most states choose to observe federal holidays. Some states observe versions of holidays that are related to the federally-recognized holidays without being identical.

Employers and Public Holidays

Private employers are not obligated to allow employees to have time off of work for federal holidays. It is at the discretion of the employer, and many employers choose to offer paid federal holidays as an additional benefit of employment for eligible employees. Employers that do choose to allow employees to take time off for a holiday are not under any obligation to provide compensation for the holiday.

Public Holidays 2014

Date
Day
Holiday
State
1 JanuaryWednesdayNew Year's DayNational
17 JanuaryFridayLee-Jackson DayVA
19 JanuarySundayConfederate Heroes DayTX
20 JanuaryMondayMartin Luther King Jr. BirthdayNational except AL AZ AR MS NH
20 JanuaryMondayRobert E. Lee /
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
AL AR MS
20 JanuaryMondayMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday /
Civil Rights Day
AZ NH
4 FebruaryTuesdayRosa Parks DayCA
12 FebruaryWednesdayLincoln's BirthdayCT IL MO NY
17 FebruaryMondayGeorge Washington/
Thomas Jefferson Birthday
AL
17 FebruaryMondayPresident's DayAK CA CO HI ID IL MD ME MI MN ND NE NH NJ NV OH OK OR PA SC SD TN TX VT WA WV WY
17 FebruaryMondayLincoln / Washington / Presidents' DayAZ MT UT
17 FebruaryMondayGeorge Washington Birthday / Daisy Gatson Bates DayAR
17 FebruaryMondayWashington's BirthdayCT MA MO MS NY VA DC
2 MarchSundayTexas Independence DayTX
4 MarchTuesdayMardi Gras DayAL*(Baldwin & Mobile Counties Only) LA
4 MarchTuesdayTown Meeting DayVT
17 MarchMondayEvacuation DayMA* (Suffolk county only)
26 MarchWednesdayPrince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole DayHI
31 MarchMondaySeward's DayAK
31 MarchMondayCésar Chávez DayCA CO TX
16 AprilWednesdayDC Emancipation DayDC
18 AprilFridayGood FridayCT DE HI IN KY* (1/2 day)
LA NC ND NJ PA TN TX
21 AprilMondayPatriots' DayMA ME
21 AprilMondaySan Jacinto DayTX
25 AprilFridayArbor DayNE
28 AprilMondayConfederate Memorial DayAL GA MS
6 MayTuesdayPrimary Election DayIN
8 MayThursdayTruman DayMO
9 MayFridayConfederate Memorial DaySC
23 MayFridayService Reduction DayMD
26 MayMondayMemorial DayNational
2 JuneMondayJefferson Davis BirthdayAL
11 JuneWednesdayKing Kamehameha DayHI
17 JuneTuesdayBunker Hill DayMA* (Suffolk county only)
19 JuneThursdayEmancipation Day / JuneteenthTX
20 JuneFridayWest Virginia DayWV
4 JulyFridayIndependence DayNational
24 JulyThursdayPioneer DayUT
11 AugustMondayVictory DayRI
15 AugustFridayStatehood DayHI
15 AugustFridayBennington Battle DayVT
27 AugustWednesdayLyndon B Johnson DayTX
1 SeptemberMondayLabor DayNational
26 SeptemberFridayNative American DayCA
13 OctoberMondayColumbus DayAL AZ CO CT GA ID IL IN MA MD ME MO MT NE NJ NM NY OH PA RI TN TX UT VA WV DC
13 OctoberMondayNative American DaySD
17 OctoberFridayAlaska DayAK
31 OctoberFridayNevada DayNV
4 NovemberTuesdayGeneral Election DayDE HI IL IN LA MD MI MT NJ NY PA RI
6 NovemberThursdayReturn DayDE* (after 12 noon Sussex County)
11 NovemberTuesdayVeterans' DayNational
26 NovemberWednesday(Additional) Thanksgiving HolidayVA* (half day only)
27 NovemberThursdayThanksgiving DayNational
28 NovemberFridayThanksgiving FridayCA DE FL IA IL KS KY ME MI MN MS NC NE NH OK PA SC VA WA WV
28 NovemberFridayObserved Holiday (Robert E. Lee's Birthday)GA
28 NovemberFridayObserved Holiday (Lincoln's Birthday)IN
28 NovemberFridayAmerican Indian Heritage DayMD
28 NovemberFridayObserved Holiday
(President's Day)
NM
28 NovemberFridayFamily DayNV
1 DecemberMondayRosa Parks DayOH
24 DecemberWednesdayChristmas EveAR KS* (1/2 day) MI NC OK SC VA* (1/2 day) WI WV* (1/2 day)
25 DecemberThursdayChristmas DayNational
26 DecemberFridayDay After ChristmasKS KY NC SC VA
26 DecemberFridayObserved Holiday (Washington's Day)GA IN
31 DecemberWednesdayNew Year's EveMI TN WI WV* (1/2 day)

Public Holidays 2015

Date
Day
Holiday
State
1 JanuaryThursdayNew Year's DayNational
16 JanuaryFridayLee-Jackson DayVA
19 JanuaryMondayConfederate Heroes DayTX
19 JanuaryMondayMartin Luther King Jr. BirthdayNational except AL AZ AR MS NH
19 JanuaryMondayRobert E. Lee /
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
AL AR MS
19 JanuaryMondayMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday /
Civil Rights Day
AZ NH
4 FebruaryWednesdayRosa Parks DayCA
12 FebruaryThursdayLincoln's BirthdayCT IL MO NY
16 FebruaryMondayGeorge Washington/
Thomas Jefferson Birthday
AL
16 FebruaryMondayPresident's DayAK CA CO HI ID IL MD ME MI MN ND NE NH NJ NV OH OK OR PA SC SD TN TX VT WA WV WY
16 FebruaryMondayLincoln / Washington / Presidents' DayAZ MT UT
16 FebruaryMondayGeorge Washington Birthday / Daisy Gatson Bates DayAR
16 FebruaryMondayWashington's BirthdayCT MA MO MS NY VA DC
2 MarchMondayTexas Independence DayTX
17 FebruaryTuesdayMardi Gras DayAL*(Baldwin & Mobile Counties Only) LA
3 MarchTuesdayTown Meeting DayVT
17 MarchTuesdayEvacuation DayMA* (Suffolk county only)
26 MarchThursdayPrince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole DayHI
30 MarchMondaySeward's DayAK
31 MarchTuesdayCésar Chávez DayCA TX
16 AprilThursdayDC Emancipation DayDC
3 AprilFridayGood FridayCT DE HI IN KY* (1/2 day) LA NC ND NJ PA TN TX
20 AprilMondayPatriots' DayME MA
21 AprilTuesdaySan Jacinto DayTX
24 AprilFridayArbor DayNE
27 AprilMondayConfederate Memorial DayAL GA MS
TBCTBCPrimary Election DayIN
8 MayFridayTruman DayMO
11 MayMondayConfederate Memorial DaySC
TBCTBCService Reduction DayMD
25 MayMondayMemorial DayNational
1 JuneMondayJefferson Davis BirthdayAL
11 JuneThursdayKing Kamehameha DayHI
17 JuneWednesdayBunker Hill DayMA* (Suffolk county only)
19 JuneFridayEmancipation Day / JuneteenthTX
20 JuneSaturdayWest Virginia DayWV
3 JulyFridayIndependence Day
(Observed)
National
4 JulySaturdayIndependence DayNational
24 JulyFridayPioneer DayUT
10 AugustMondayVictory DayRI
21 AugustFridayStatehood DayHI
17 AugustMondayBennington Battle DayVT
27 AugustThursdayLyndon B Johnson DayTX
7 SeptemberMondayLabor DayNational
25 SeptemberFridayNative American DayCA
12 OctoberMondayColumbus DayAL AZ CO CT GA ID IL IN MA MD ME MO MT NE NJ NM NY OH PA RI TN TX UT VA WV DC
12 OctoberMondayNative American DaySD
18 OctoberSundayAlaska DayAK
19 OctoberMondayAlaksa Day (Observed)AK
30 OctoberFridayNevada DayNV
3 NovemberTuesdayGeneral Election DayDE HI IL IN LA MD MI MT NJ NY PA RI
11 NovemberWednesdayVeterans' DayNational
25 NovemberWednesday(Additional) Thanksgiving HolidayVA* (half day only)
26 NovemberThursdayThanksgiving DayNational
27 NovemberFridayThanksgiving FridayCA DE FL IA IL KS KY ME MI MN MS NC NE NH OK PA SC VA WA WV
27 NovemberFridayObserved Holiday (Robert E. Lee's Birthday)GA
27 NovemberFridayObserved Holiday (Lincoln's Birthday)IN
27 NovemberFridayAmerican Indian Heritage DayMD
TBCTBCObserved Holiday (President's Day)NM
27 NovemberFridayFamily DayNV
1 DecemberTuesdayRosa Parks Day
24 DecemberThursdayChristmas EveAR KS* (1/2 day) MI NC OK SC VA* (1/2 day) WI WV* (1/2 day)
25 DecemberFridayChristmas DayNational
26 DecemberSaturdayDay After ChristmasKS KY NC SC VA
24 DecemberThursdayObserved Holiday (Washington's Day)GA IN
31 DecemberThursdayNew Year's EveMI TN WI WV* (1/2 day)
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