Federal holidays are often celebrated with paid time off
As we near July, a host of federal holidays will fall in the coming months.
A partir de Independence Day to Thanksgiving, there is plenty to put in the calendars for 2021.
First introduced by Congress in 1885 when it was decided that federal employees should have certain days off from work, the list of US federal holidays eventually grew to the 10 days of historical significance that Americans now recognise.
E, to ensure that Americans get the chance to celebrate the holidays no matter what day they fall on, there are guidelines for celebrating.
Federal holidays that fall on a Saturday are observed by federal employees on the previous Friday, whereas holidays that fall on Sunday are observed the following Monday.
On these days, non-essential federal government offices are closed and banks, post offices and schools may also be closed.
For employees in the private sector, federal holidays may or may not mean a day off – as companies cannot legally be required to observe the holiday. Fortunately, most employers will still give employees the day off on holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas – or pay extra to employees working on the day.
These are the dates of the 2021 US federal holidays to mark on your calendar.
2021 federal holidays
New Year’s Day: sexta-feira, Janeiro 1
Martin Luther King Jr Day: Segunda-feira, Janeiro 18
President’s Day: Segunda-feira, fevereiro 15
Memorial Day: Segunda-feira, Maio 31
Independence Day: Domigo, julho 4
Independence Day (Observed): Segunda-feira, julho 5
<strong>Labor Day</strong>: Segunda-feira, setembro 6
Columbus Day: Segunda-feira, Outubro 11
Veterans’ Day: quinta-feira, novembro 11
Thanksgiving: quinta-feira, novembro 25
Christmas Day (observed): sexta-feira, dezembro 24
Christmas Day: sábado, dezembro 25
Other important days to note:
Valentine’s Day: Domigo, fevereiro 14
St Patrick’s Day: quarta-feira, Março 17
Good Friday: sexta-feira, abril 2
Easter: Domigo, abril 4
Mother’s Day: Domigo, Maio 9
Dia dos Pais: Domigo, Junho 20
dia das Bruxas: Domigo, Outubro 31