Federal Holidays

2017 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 2 * - New Year’s Day Tuesday, January 3
Monday, January 16 - Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Tuesday, January 17
Monday, February 20 ** - Washington’s Birthday Tuesday, February 21
Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day Tuesday, May 30
Tuesday, July 4 - Independence Day Wednesday, July 5
Monday, September 4 - Labor Day Tuesday, September 5
Monday, October 9 - Columbus Day Tuesday, October 10
Friday, November 10 *** - Veterans Day Monday, November 13
Thursday, November 23 - Thanksgiving Day Friday, November 24
Monday, December 25 - Christmas Day Tuesday, December 26
Monday, January 1, 2018 - New Year’s Day Tuesday, January 2, 2018


*January 1, 2017 (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, 2017 (the legal public holiday for Veterans Day), falls on a Saturday. For most Federal employees, Friday, November 10, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(b).)