2There are Ten Federal Holidays All non-essential federal government offices are closed on these holidays.Let’s see why we celebrate these holidays and when they occur:
3New Year’s DayThis holiday is always on January 1st. It recognizes the start of a new calendar year.
4Martin Luther King, Jr. Day This holiday is the third Monday in January. It honors civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
5Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln Commonly called Presidents’ Day, the legal name of this holiday is Washington’s Birthday. It is celebrated on the third Monday in February.Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln
6Memorial DayThis holiday started in the Nineteenth Century to honor soldiers who gave their lives in the Civil War. It now includes those who served their country in later wars as well. It is the last Monday in May.
7Independence DayThis holiday celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It is often called “Fourth of July.”
8Labor DayThis holiday celebrates the achievements of workers and the labor movement. It is the first Monday in September.
9Columbus DayThis holiday honors Christopher Columbus. Columbus discovered America on October 12, We celebrate on the second Monday in October.
10Veterans DayVeterans Day is the American name for the international holiday celebrating the end of World War I.On this day the U.S. honors all veterans, whether they served during a war or not.Veterans Day is observed on November 11th.
11ThanksgivingThis holiday is a celebration to give thanks for the autumn harvest. It is observed on the fourth Thursday in November.
12ChristmasChristmas is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. The holiday is observed on December 25th.