Federal holidays are often celebrated with paid time off
As we near July, a host of federal holidays will fall in the coming months.
从 独立日 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.
和, 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. 幸运的是, 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: Friday, 一月 1
Martin Luther King Jr Day: 周一, 一月 18
President’s Day: 周一, 二月 15
Memorial Day: 周一, 可能 31
独立日: Sunday, 七月 4
独立日 (Observed): 周一, 七月 5
<强的>Labor Day</强的>: 周一, 九月 6
Columbus Day: 周一, 十月 11
Veterans’ 日: Thursday, 十一月 11
Thanksgiving: Thursday, 十一月 25
Christmas Day (observed): Friday, 十二月 24
Christmas Day: 周六, 十二月 25
Other important days to note:
Valentine’s Day: Sunday, 二月 14
St Patrick’s Day: Wednesday, 行进 17
Good Friday: Friday, 四月 2
Easter: Sunday, 四月 4
Mother’s Day: Sunday, 可能 9
父亲节: Sunday, 六月 20
Halloween: Sunday, 十月 31