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Federal Holidays 2013

TuesdayJanuary 1, 2013New Year's Day
MondayJanuary 21, 2013Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
MondayFebruary 18, 2013 *Washington's Birthday
MondayMay 27, 2013Memorial Day
ThursdayJuly 4, 2013Independence Day
MondaySeptember 2, 2013Labor Day
MondayOctober 14, 2013Columbus Day
MondayNovember 11, 2013Veterans Day
ThursdayNovember 28, 2013Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayDecember 25, 2013Christmas Day

NOTE: Inauguration Day, January 20, 2013, falls on a Sunday. Therefore, the next succeeding day selected for the public observance of the inauguration of the President is a legal public holiday for an employee who works in the District of Columbia, Montgomery or Prince George's Counties in Maryland, Arlington or Fairfax Counties in Virginia, or the cities of Alexandria or Fairfax in Virginia, and who is regularly scheduled to perform nonovertime work on Inauguration Day. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(c).) There is no in-lieu-of holiday for employees who are not regularly scheduled to work on Inauguration Day. In addition, employees for whom January 21, 2013, is the legal public holiday for the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., are not entitled to an in-lieu-of holiday for Inauguration Day if the day selected for the public observance of the inauguration of the President is January 21, 2013.

* 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. 

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