US Public Holidays 2024 Official Official
Jan 15, 2024


  • New Year's Day in the United States
    • January 1 (Monday)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States
    • January 15 (Monday)
  • George Washington’s Birthday in the United States
    • February 19 (Monday)
  • Memorial Day
    • May 27 (Monday)
  • Juneteenth National Independence Day
    • June 19 (Wednesday)
  • Independence Day
    • July 4 (Thursday)
  • Labor Day
    • September 2 (Monday)
  • Columbus Day
    • October 14(Monday)
  • Veterans Day
    • November 28 (Monday)
  • Thanksgiving Day
    • November 28 (Thursday)
  • Christmas Day
    • December 25 (Wednesday)
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US Public Holidays

All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. Holidays are essential breaks we need to maintain a work-life balance, and there are 11 Federal holidays 2024 to look forward to in the upcoming year!

Federal Holidays in the United States 2024

U.S. Federal Holidays 2024 Observed Date Day of Week
New Year’s Day January 01, 2024 Monday
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. January 15, 2024 Monday
Washington’s Birthday* February 19, 2024 Monday
Memorial Day May 27, 2024 Monday
National Independence Day June 19, 2024 Wednesday
Independence Day July 04, 2024 Thursday
Labor Day September 02, 2024 Monday
Columbus Day October 14, 2024 Monday
Veterans Day November 11, 2024 Monday
Thanksgiving Day November 28, 2024 Thursday
Christmas Day December 25, 2024 Wednesday

* 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.

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New Year's Day in the United States

New Year’s Day marks the start of a new year (January 1) according to the Gregorian calendar. The day is a Federal holiday in the United States with government offices, schools and most businesses closed. Many will reflect on their past year accomplishments and set new goals for the New Year.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated as a federal holiday in the U.S. In 2022, it fell amid a nationwide fight against restrictive voting laws in the U.S. With legislation on voting rights and election reform stalled in Congress, many activists marked the day by demanding Americans stand up to protect the right to vote.

The U.S. commemorated the birthday of Rev Martin Luther King Jr, one of the most prominent leaders of the U.S. civil rights movement throughout the 1950's and 1960's until his assassination in 1968. King was known for his activism and speeches. He campaigned and led demonstrations against racism, poverty, voting restrictions, and other injustices facing the Black community in the U.S.

George Washington’s Birthday

Washington's Birthday, also known as Presidents' Day, is a statutory holiday in the United States to commemorate the birthday of the first President of the United States George Washington (February 22, 1732).

It falls on the third Monday in February. In 2024, Washington’s Birthday is on February 19 (Monday).

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, also called Decoration Day, is one of eleven federal holidays recognized nationwide by the United States Government. The holiday is observed on the last Monday of May each year to mourn the deaths of U.S. military officers and soldiers in various wars. The national mourning time begins at 3 p.m. Eastern Time.

Juneteenth National Independence Day

Juneteenth, also known as Jubilee Day, Freedom Day, and Black Independence Day. It’s a federal holiday in the United States to mark the date when some of the last enslaved people in the Confederacy were notified of their freedom following the Civil War.

This festival is celebrated on June 19 (the word Juneteenth is a combination of "June" and "Nineteenth").

The traditions of celebration mainly include reading the "The Emancipation Proclamation" together, singing the traditional song of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", and reading African American writers' works.

Independence Day

The July 4 federal holiday celebrates the U.S. founders' declaring independence from Britain in 1776.

It is a day of celebration and togetherness for people across the United States. During Independence Day, American flags are traditionally hung outside houses, and many cities hold parades complete with floats, horses, and military units.

At noon on this day, a salute of one gun for each of the fifty states is fired. This is known as a "salute to the union." When night falls, patriotic fireworks light up the sky.

Some families gather together for cookouts or barbecues (complete with hot dogs, hamburgers, and desserts in the colors of the American flag), while others might go to a baseball game with friends. On the days leading up to the holiday, the colors red, white, and blue can be found in shops and streets across the country.

Labor Day

The Labor Day in the United States is observed on the first Monday of September each year. The Labor Day is a federal holiday to celebrate the contribution of workers to the economy and society. For many Americans, the arrival of Labor Day also means the end of summer, and it is also a time for parties, gatherings and sports events.

Columbus Day

Columbus Day commemorates the landing of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in North America. In the United States, the holiday is celebrated annually on the second Monday in October. This historical event is also celebrated in various Latin American countries.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States, falls on November 28 in 2024. This is an important national holiday in the United States, where people pay tribute to veterans, who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2024 occurs on November 28. It originated from a harvest festival. The traditional dinner includes food and dishes native to the Americas, namely turkey and pumpkin pie.

Other Thanksgiving customs include charitable organizations providing Thanksgiving dinner for the poor, and watching football matches. Thanksgiving is regarded as the beginning of the autumn and winter holidays, including Christmas and New Year.

Christmas Day

As the final important event in the annual federal holiday calendar and a major shopping and travel holiday, Christmas falls on December 25 with the traditional family gathering and exchange of gifts.

In the United States, Christmas is often celebrated with a traditional dinner; turkey and all the trimmings, and other seasonal comfort foods. Whatever's on the menu, the most important part of Christmas is family and friends, which is why gift-giving and get-togethers are the heart and soul of this festive season.

Most families decorate their homes with a Christmas tree, tinsel, and Christmas lights, and some people even decorate the outside of their homes, lighting up their neighborhoods with Christmas cheer.

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