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Holidays

The court will be closed on these holidays in 2021. The closures are based on federal law (5 U.S.C. § 6103) establishing holidays for federal employees.

Friday, January 1 New Year's Day
Monday, January 18 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 15* Washington's Birthday
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day
Monday, July 5** Independence Day
Monday, September 6 Labor Day
Monday, October 11 Columbus Day
Thursday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 25 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 24*** Christmas Day

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, 2021 (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, 2021 (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.)

The court will be closed on these holidays in 2022. The closures are based on federal law (5 U.S.C. § 6103) establishing holidays for federal employees.

Friday, December 31* New Year's Day
Monday, January 17 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 21** Washington's Birthday
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day
Monday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 5 Labor Day
Monday, October 10 Columbus Day
Thursday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 26*** Christmas Day

January 1, 2022 (the legal public holiday for New Year's Day), falls on a Saturday. For most federal employees, Friday, December 31, 2021 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.

*** December 25, 2021 (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.)

The court will be closed on these holidays in 2020. The closures are based on federal law (5 U.S.C. § 6103) establishing holidays for federal employees.

Wednesday, January 1 New Year's Day
Monday, January 20 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 17* Washington's Birthday
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day
Friday, July 3** Independence Day
Monday, September 7 Labor Day
Monday, October 12 Columbus Day
Wednesday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 25 Christmas Day

*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, 2020 (the legal public holiday for Independence Day), falls on a Saturday. For most federal employees, Friday, July 3, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(b).)