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Federal Holidays

DayDateHoliday
MondayJanuary 2, 2012 *New Year's Day
MondayJanuary 16, 2012Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
MondayFebruary 20, 2012 **Washington's Birthday
MondayMay 28, 2012Memorial Day
WednesdayJuly 4, 2012Independence Day
MondaySeptember 3, 2012Labor Day
MondayOctober 8, 2012Columbus Day
ThursdayNovember 12, 2012 ***Veterans Day
ThursdayNovember 22, 2012Thanksgiving Day
TuesdayDecember 25, 2012Christmas Day


* January 1, 2012 (the legal public holiday for New Year's Day), falls on a Sunday. For most Federal employees, Monday, January 2, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See Section 3(a) of Executive order 11582, February 11, 1971.)

** 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.

*** November 11, 2012 (the legal public holiday for Veterans Day Day), falls on a Sunday. For most Federal employees, Monday, November 12, 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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