Federal Holidays

2021 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 31 - Memorial Day Tuesday, June 1
Monday, July 5 - Independence Day ** Tuesday, July 6
Monday, September 6 - Labor Day Tuesday, September 7
Monday, October 11 - Columbus Day Tuesday, October 12
Thursday, November 11 - Veterans Day Friday, November 12
Thursday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Day Friday, November 26
Friday, December 24 - Christmas Day *** Monday, December 27
Friday, December 31, 2022 - New Year’s Day **** Monday, January 3, 2022

 

*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.

**July 4, (the legal public holiday for Independence Day), falls on a Sunday. For most Federal employees, Monday, July 5, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(b).)

*** December 25 (the legal public holiday for Christmas Day), falls on a Saturday. For most Federal employees, Friday, December 24, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See section 3(a) of Executive order 11582, February 11, 1971.)

**** January 1, 2022 (the legal public holiday for New Year's Day), falls on Saturday. For most Federal employees, Friday, December 31, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes.