Federal Holidays

2018 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.
Monday, January 1 - New Year’s Day Tuesday, January 2
Monday, January 15 - Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Tuesday, January 16
Monday, February 19* - Washington’s Birthday Tuesday, February 20
Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day Tuesday, May 29
Wednesday, July 4 - Independence Day Thursday, July 5
Monday, September 3 - Labor Day Tuesday, September 4
Monday, October 8 - Columbus Day Tuesday, October 9
Monday, November 12** - Veterans Day Tuesday, November 13
Thursday, November 22 - Thanksgiving Day Friday, November 23
Tuesday, December 25 - Christmas Day Wednesday, December 26
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 2, 2019


*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, 2018 (the legal public holiday for Veterans 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.)