Federal Holidays

2016 Federal Holidays

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 6103 of Title 5, United States Code, the following are legal public holidays. This Court, this Office of the Clerk and all agencies and departments of the Court will accordingly be closed on said days.
All orders, writs, process, pleading or other matters due on heretofore made returnable on any of said days, are hereby extended and continued as follows.
Friday, January 1 - New Year’s Day Monday, January 4
Monday, January 18 - Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Tuesday, January 19
Monday, February 15* - Washington’s Birthday Tuesday, February 16
Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day Tuesday, May 31
Monday, July 4 - Independence Day Tuesday, July 5
Monday, September 5 - Labor Day Tuesday, September 6
Monday, October 10 - Columbus Day Tuesday, October 11
Friday, November 11 - Veterans Day Monday, November 14
Thursday, November 24 - Thanksgiving Day Friday, November 25
Monday, December 26** - Christmas Day Tuesday, December 27
Monday, January 2, 2017 - New Year’s Day Tuesday, January 3, 2017


*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.)