US Legal Holidays


legal-holidaysLegal Holidays can be established by Federal and State Governments.  Establishment of a legal holiday generally means that Federal and/or State Offices are closed and Federal and/or State Employees receive a day off from work.  If the holiday falls on a weekend, the Employees generally receive a day of prior or after the weekend holiday date.

The US Office of Personnel Management states:

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).

US Office of Personnel Management Web Site

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