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What are the 2023 US federal and national holidays? Calendar of public holidays

Here’s the full list of federal holidays and other notable days to look forward to in the year ahead.

Federal holiday dates for 2023

New Year’s Eve brings to an end the Christmas festivities for many, ushering in the start of a new year and a moment to reflect. But just as surely as the festive period comes to an end, many will already be looking ahead to the federal holidays coming up in 2023.

Each year there are dedicated ‘federal holiday’ days, which see most non-essential federal government offices closed and workers given a day of rest.

This will depend on what sector you work in with workers in the hospitality industry, for instance, unlikely to be given the day off. Generally, institutions like schools, banks, businesses and the US stock market will be closed for federal holidays.

Here’s the full list of federal holidays for 2023…

New Year’s Day: Sunday, January 1 (to be observed on Monday, 2 January)

Martin Luther King Jr Day: Monday, 16 January

Presidents’ Day: Monday, 20 February

Memorial Day: Monday, 29 May

Juneteenth: Friday, 16 June

Independence Day: Tuesday, 4 July

Labor Day: Monday, 4 September

Indigenous Peoples’ Day (also observed as Columbus Day): Monday, 9 October

Veterans’ Day: Saturday, November 11 (to be observed on Friday, 10 November)

Thanksgiving: Thursday, 23 November

Christmas: Monday, 25 December

Other dates to look forward to

While that list details all of the designated federal holidays, there are plenty of other days of celebration to put in your diary for 2023. You are unlikely to get an extra day off for any of these dates, but they’re a great opportunity to gather with friends and family cross the year.

The other important dates to look forward to in 2023 are…

Valentine’s Day: Tuesday, 14 February

St Patrick’s Day: Friday, 17 March

Passover: Thursday, 6 April

Good Friday: Friday, 7 April

Easter: Sunday, 9 April

Mother’s Day: Sunday, 14 May

Father’s Day: Sunday, 18 June


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