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Federal Holidays 2016

FridayJanuary 1, 2016New Year's Day
MondayJanuary 18, 2016Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
MondayFebruary 15, 2016 *Washington's Birthday
MondayMay 30, 2016Memorial Day
MondayJuly 4, 2016Independence Day
MondaySeptember 5, 2016Labor Day
MondayOctober 10, 2016Columbus Day
FridayNovember 11, 2016Veterans Day
ThursdayNovember 24, 2016Thanksgiving Day
MondayDecember 26, 2016 **Christmas Day

* This holiday is designated as "Washington’s Birthday" in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is our policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.

** December 25, 2016 (the legal public holiday for Christmas Day), falls on a Sunday. For most Federal employees, Monday, December 26, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See section 3(a) of Executive order 11582, February 11, 1971.) 

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