Federal Holidays

A list of United States federal holidays in 2021 is shown below. For convenience, the number of days left to a holiday date is also provided. Federal holidays are public holidays established for federal employees in the Federal law (5 United States Code 6103) by the United States Congress. Employees are paid for the holidays.

  • New Year's Day PictureNew Year’s Day
    2021
    Friday,
    January 1
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. PictureBirthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
    2021
    Monday,
    January 18
  • Washington's Birthday (Presidents' Day) PictureWashington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day)
    2021
    Monday,
    February 15
  • Memorial Day PictureMemorial Day
    2021
    Monday,
    May 31
  • Juneteenth PictureJuneteenth
    2021
    Saturday,
    June 19
    (June 18**)
  • Independence Day PictureIndependence Day
    2021
    Sunday,
    July 4
    (July 5**)
  • Labor Day PictureLabor Day
    2021
    Monday,
    September 6
  • Columbus Day PictureColumbus Day
    2021
    Monday,
    October 11
    6 days left
  • Veterans Day PictureVeterans Day
    2021
    Thursday,
    November 11
    5 weeks & 2 days (37 days) left
  • Thanksgiving Day PictureThanksgiving Day
    2021
    Thursday,
    November 25
    7 weeks & 2 days (51 days) left
  • Christmas PictureChristmas
    2021
    Saturday,
    December 25
    (December 24**)
    11 weeks & 4 days (81 days) left

**If a federal holiday falls on Saturday it is usually observed on Friday (the day before), and when it falls on Sunday it is observed the following Monday. The dates the federal holidays are observed are shown in parentheses.