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List of 2021 Federal Holidays – Official Holidays

In the United States, a federal holiday is an official holiday that is recognized and designated by the US government. Nonessential federal government offices are closed on Federal holidays, and every federal government employee is paid for the holiday. The post offices are also closed. If you are a resident of the United States or working as per the schedule of the U.S., then it’s important to keep a check on the Federal Holidays in order to plan or manage them accordingly. Below we have shared a list of Federal Holidays in the year 2021. Check them out below;

List of 2021 Federal Holidays

DateFederal holidayDay of the week
January 1, 2021New Year’s DayFriday
January 18, 2021Martin Luther King DayMonday
February 15, 2021Presidents’ Day*Monday
May 31, 2021Memorial DayMonday
July 4, 2021Independence DaySunday
July 5, 2021Independence Day (observed)Monday
September 6, 2021Labor DayMonday
October 11, 2021Columbus DayMonday
November 11, 2021Veterans DayThursday
November 25, 2021Thanksgiving DayThursday
December 24, 2021Christmas Day (observed)Friday
December 25, 2021Christmas DaySaturday
December 31, 2021New Year’s Day (observed)Friday

It is important to note that there are a total of ten federal holidays. Most of the ten U.S. federal holidays are also state holidays. As per the Federal Rules “a holiday that falls on a weekend is usually observed on the closest weekday (e.g. a holiday falling on a Saturday is observed on the preceding Friday, while a holiday falling on a Sunday is observed on the succeeding Monday)”.

Each holiday has significance in history and there is a reason they are observed. As a citizen of the United States, you should be familiar with each and every Federal Holiday.

It’s important to keep a check on the holidays in order to plan them in a better way. Everyone waits for a holiday period to have some fun time with friends & family. Use a holiday calendar to plan your holidays. You must be busy with your work or studies, so why not take some break and do what you feel like doing. The lack of holiday planning may ruin the fun, this is why it’s necessary to keep a proper check on the holidays and plan them accordingly.


Now you know the 2021 Federal Holiday details. For more holidays and school calendar of the United States and other countries, you need to keep checking this site. Leave a comment below if you have any feedback or suggestions to make.

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