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2013 Federal Holidays

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National Archives research facilities are closed on the Federal holidays listed below.

The Exhibit Hall at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, is open every day except Thanksgiving Day and December 25.

Date Holiday
Tuesday, January 1 New Year's Day
Monday, January 21* Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. and
Inauguration Day
Monday, February 18** Washington's Birthday
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 2 Labor Day
Monday, October 14 Columbus Day
Monday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 28 Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday, December 25 Christmas Day

*This year, the Inauguration Day holiday is observed concurrently with the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday.

** This holiday is designated as "Washington's Birthday." Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is Federal policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.

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