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					United States Legal Federal Holidays
Federal Legal Holidays 2008 • January 1, 2008: New Year's Day [Jan. 1 every year] • January 21, 2008: Martin Luther King Day [3rd monday in Jan] • February 18, 2008: Presidents Day (observed) [3rd monday in Feb] note: Presidents Day is also Washington's Birthday (observed) • May 26, 2008: Memorial Day (observed) [last monday in May] • July 4, 2008: Independence Day [July 4 every year] • September 1, 2008: Labor Day [1st monday in Sept] • October 13, 2008: Columbus Day (observed) [2nd monday in Oct] • November 11, 2008: Veterans' Day [Nov. 11 every year] • November 27, 2008: Thanksgiving Day [4th thursday in Nov] • December 25, 2008: Christmas Day [Dec. 25 every year] Federal Legal Holidays 2009 • January 1, 2009: New Year's Day [Jan. 1 every year] • January 19, 2009: Martin Luther King Day [3rd monday in Jan] • January 20, 2009: Inauguration Day [every 4th year] • February 16, 2009: Presidents Day (observed) [3rd monday in Feb] note: Presidents Day is also Washington's Birthday (observed) • May 25, 2009: Memorial Day (observed) [last monday in May] • July 4, 2009: Independence Day [July 4 every year] • September 7, 2009: Labor Day [1st monday in Sept] • October 12, 2009: Columbus Day (observed) [2nd monday in Oct] • November 11, 2009: Veterans' Day [Nov. 11 every year] • November 26, 2009: Thanksgiving Day [4th thursday in Nov] • December 25, 2009: Christmas Day [Dec. 25 every year]

About Inauguration Day ... It always comes after U.S. presidential election, held every 4 years. Quick note regarding federal holidays listed above: the term (observed) means the day the holiday is celebrated and a lot of people get a day off of work. Usually your bank is closed, no mail delivery, many government offices are closed, schools and the stock market might be closed, etc. ... observed might not be the traditional or "real" date. Be Aware if a federal legal holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday. Sometimes ... many Federal, State, City, Postal, Bank employees, other workers take an extra day off work. When the holiday falls on sunday, they might not work on the following monday. When the holiday falls on saturday, they might not work on the preceding friday.

Good source for dates of Federal Employees Holidays days off: Office of Personnel Management For new and used books for U.S. Holidays and Traditions, click » U.S. Holidays and Observances

Additional US Holidays, Celebrated Dates, Important Days • January 24 [every year]: Belly Laugh Day [info] • February 2 [every year]: Groundhog Day • February 12 [every year]: Lincoln's Birthday • February 14 [every year]: St. Valentines Day • February 5, 2008 [Feb 24, 2009]: Fat Tuesday (a.k.a. Paczki Day) - day before Lent starts • February 22 [every year]: Washington's Birthday (traditional date, not observed date) • March 17 [every year]: St. Patrick's Day • March 21, 2008 [April 10, 2009]: Good Friday (U.S. stock market is closed on this day) • March 23, 2008 [April 12, 2009]: Easter Sunday • April 1 [every year]: April Fool's Day • April 22 [every year]: Earth Day [info] • April 23, 2008 [April 22, 2009]: Administrative Professionals Day (National Secretary's Day) [info] • May 5 [every year]: Cinco de Mayo • May 11, 2008 [May 10, 2009]: Mother's Day [2nd sunday in May] • May 17, 2008 [May 16, 2009]: Armed Forces Day [3rd saturday in May] • June 14 [every year]: Flag Day • June 15, 2008 [June 21, 2009]: Father's Day [3rd sunday in June] • July 27, 2008 [July 26, 2009]: Parents' Day [4th Sunday in July] • September 7, 2008 [Sept. 13, 2009]: Grandparents' Day [first sunday after Labor Day] • September 16 [every year]: Stepfamily Day [info 1] [info 2] • September 17 [every year]: Citizenship Day • Native American Day: 4th friday in September, celebrated (observed) many different days • October 16 [every year]: Boss's Day (National Bosses Day) • October 18, 2008 [Oct. 17, 2009]: Sweetest Day [3rd saturday in Oct] • October 31 [every year]: Halloween - for costumes and decorations »» click here • November 4, 2008 [Nov. 3, 2009]: Election Day [first tuesday after first monday in Nov] • December 22-29, 2008 [Dec. 12-19, 2009]: Chanukah/Hanukkah [info] • December 26 - Jan 1 [every year]: Kwanzaa • December 31 [every year]: New Year's Eve


				
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Description: A list of US holidays for your ready reference