List of Federal holidays 2024 in the U.S.

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These are the federal holidays in the United States in 2024:

  • New Year‘s Day – Monday, January 1, 2024
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 15, 2024
  • President’s day – Monday, February 19, 2024
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 27, 2024
  • Juneteenth – Wednesday, June 19, 2024
  • Independence Day – Thursday, July 4, 2024
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 2, 2024
  • Indigenous Peoples’ / Columbus Day – Monday, October 14, 2024
  • Veterans Day – Monday, November 11, 2024
  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 28, 2024
  • Christmas Day – Wednesday, December 25, 2024

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List of federal holidays 2024 in the U.S.

MondayJanuary12024New Year’s Day
MondayJanuary152024Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MondayFebruary192024President’s day
MondayMay272024Memorial Day
ThursdayJuly42024Independence Day
MondaySeptember22024Labor Day
MondayOctober142024Indigenous Peoples’ Day / Columbus Day
MondayNovember112024Veterans Day
ThursdayNovember282024Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayDecember252024Christmas Day
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More information about the federal holidays 2024

Federal law – 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code (5 U.S.C. 6103) – establishes the public holidays listed above for Federal employees.

Most Federal employees work on a Monday through Friday schedule.

  • So when a holiday falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed,
  • and the following Monday is treated as a holiday when a holiday falls on Sunday.
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State and local governments may need to observe additional holidays depending on their jurisdiction.

Also, not all private businesses and employers observe federal holidays, and many may choose to alter their business schedules around these public holidays.

It is essential to check with your employer before scheduling time off for any of the above-listed federal holidays.

Here you can find more information about each federal holiday 2024.

New Year’s Day

Monday, January 1, 2024

New Year‘s Day 2024 falls on Monday, January 1.

People celebrate New Year’s Day by having parties, attending special events, or spending time with family and friends.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

Monday, January 15, 2024

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2024 will be observed on Monday, January 15. 

This federal holiday commemorates the life and work of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. It is a day to honor his legacy, reflect on his teachings and celebrate the progress made in the civil rights movement.

President’s Day 

Monday, February 19, 2024

President’s Day 2024 will be observed on Monday, February 19. 

This holiday is designated as “Washington’s Birthday” in the law, but the name President’s Day is commonly used.

It is a federal holiday in the United States that honors the office of the President and all past presidents.

Memorial Day 

Monday, May 27, 2024

Memorial Day 2024 falls on Monday, May 27. 

This day honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

People often visit cemeteries and memorials to remember those who have served our country. Many communities also hold other events to pay tribute to veterans and commemorate their service.


Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Juneteenth (also called Juneteenth National Independence Day) 2024 will be observed on Wednesday, June 19.

This day commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. People typically gather to celebrate freedom, learn about this momentous event in U.S. history, and work toward social justice.

Independence Day

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Independence Day 2024 falls on Thursday, July 4.

Independence Day (also know as the 4th of July) marks the day when the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

People typically celebrate this day with barbecues and picnics, fireworks displays, and parades.

Labor Day

Monday, September 2, 2024

Labor Day 2024 will be observed on Monday, September 4.

This day celebrates the contribution of working people in American society by providing a paid holiday.

It is traditionally celebrated with parades, barbecues, and other events nationwide. People often use this time to relax, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy one last summer vacation before the start of school.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day / Columbus Day 

Monday, October 14, 2024

Indigenous Peoples’/Columbus Day 2024 will be observed on Monday, October 14.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day honors the history and culture of indigenous people.

Columbus Day is celebrated on the same day, commemorating the arrival of Christopher Columbus in America in 1492.

Veterans Day 

Monday, November 11, 2024

The year 2024 Veterans Day falls on a Monday, November 11.

This federal holiday honors all the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Parades, events, and services are held to commemorate their service and sacrifice.

Thanksgiving Day 

Thursday, November 28, 2024

Thanksgiving Day 2024 falls on Thursday, November 28.

This national holiday celebrates the harvest season and is traditionally celebrated with family gatherings, feasts, and parades. People often take this time to reflect on what they are thankful for and spend quality time with their loved ones.

Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 25, 2024

Christmas Day 2024 falls on Wednesday, December 25.

It’s a widely celebrated holiday in the United States and many other countries worldwide.

People typically exchange gifts and attend religious services to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Other festive activities include decorating homes and Christmas trees, singing carols, and attending special events to mark the occasion.

These holidays land on the same day each year:

Federal HolidayDay of the year
New Year’s DayJanuary 1 
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayThe third Monday in January 
President’s DayThe third Monday in February
Memorial DayThe last Monday in May 
JuneteenthJune 19 
Independence DayJuly 4 
Labor DayThe first Monday in September 
Indigenous Peoples’ Day / Columbus DayThe second Monday in October
Veterans DayNovember 11 
Thanksgiving DayThe fourth Thursday in November 
Christmas DayDecember 25
Federal holidays that fall on the same day each year

Other important dates in 2024

Here are some other important days/popular holidays you might like to add to your calendar:

  • Valentine’s Day – Wednesday, February 14, 2024
  • St. Patrick’s Day – Sunday, March 17, 2024
  • Good Friday – Friday, March 29, 2024
  • Easter Sunday – Sunday, March 31, 2024
  • Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 12, 2024
  • Father’s Day – Sunday, June 16, 2024
  • Halloween – Thursday, October 31, 2024

2024 is a leap year, so there are 29 days in February. The February 29, is called Leap Day.

What does it mean to have a federal holiday?

A federal holiday is a public holiday recognized by the national government of a country.

Such holidays are often established in honor of certain people or events and are typically celebrated on the same day each year.

Government offices and other institutions may be closed during a federal holiday, while private businesses and schools may observe the holiday or remain open.

Most federal employees in the U.S. are entitled to paid leave for federal holidays or a holiday premium pay rate for working on these days.

Regular federal holidays are also important to maintaining a healthy work/life balance and giving citizens time to spend with family and friends, celebrate special occasions, enjoy leisure activities, or simply relax and recharge.

Federal holidays by year

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