FEDERAL 2023 Holidays
Curious which days are federal holidays in 2023? We’ve got you covered. Here are all of the holidays that US workers get off from work in 2023. In addition to each day being listed, we also give you a brief description of where it comes from and how it’s celebrated.
Special days in America are mostly on Mondays, and these holidays due to holidays are called long weekends. There are various discount campaigns in their brands that coincide with these special days.
There are some public holidays that are not valid in all states. It is useful to check those days on a state basis. Each state may have its own official day, or an official day may be valid in more than one state.
Now, let’s briefly examine the holidays and special days of America:
Did you know there are 11 Federal Holidays celebrated each year in the United States? These commemorative holidays celebrate events, people, and ideas that played a significant role in American history and culture.
What happens when a federal holiday falls on a weekend?
In the United States, on public holidays that fall on a Saturday, Friday is considered a holiday, and on public holidays that coincide with a Sunday, Monday is considered a holiday.
Do different states have different holidays?
Many states recognize holidays that are unique to the region. The observance of some of these holidays may vary from state to state, but their origins can be traced back for decades, if not centuries.Examples of state holidays include Texas Independence Day, DC Emancipation Day, Alaska Day and West Virginia Day.
About Federal Holidays
A federal holiday is a day when a state or province within a federation or republic declares a public holiday. It can be any occasion for which the State announces the public holiday. In the United States, a federal holiday is a legal, official holiday, which has been recognized by the US government. The offices are closed on this day, and the workers get paid for the holiday.
Federal Holiday vs National Holiday
A national holiday is a day when a nation or a non-sovereign country celebrates its independence, establishment or an otherwise important occasion.
A federal holiday is a day when a state or a province within a federation declares a public holiday. National holidays are specially marked days of celebration in the name of any country, states and provinces. A national holiday is usually indicated by the flag across the country or cities flying their flags at half-mast.
What are the dates for Federal Holidays in 2023?
|Date||Federal holiday||Day of the week|
|January 1, 2023||New Year’s Day||Sunday|
|January 2, 2023||New Year’s Day (observed)||Monday|
|January 16, 2023||Martin Luther King Day||Monday|
|February 20, 2023||Presidents’ Day*||Monday|
|May 29, 2023||Memorial Day||Monday|
|June 19, 2023||Juneteenth||Monday|
|July 4, 2023||Independence Day||Tuesday|
|September 4, 2023||Labor Day||Monday|
|October 9, 2023||Columbus Day||Monday|
|November 10, 2023||Veterans Day (observed)||Friday|
|November 11, 2023||Veterans Day||Saturday|
|November 23, 2023||Thanksgiving Day||Thursday|
|December 25, 2023||Christmas Day||Monday|
- Independence Day and Republic Day
- New Year’s Day
- Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Washington’s Birthday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day is a federal holiday in the United States that is celebrated on January 1st. It is a day to celebrate the start of the new year.
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. is a federal holiday in the United States that is celebrated on the third Monday in January. It is a day to honor the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who is best known for his role in the American civil rights movement and his advocacy for racial equality.
Washington’s Birthday, also known as Presidents’ Day, is a federal holiday in the United States that is celebrated on the third Monday in February. It is a day to honor George Washington, the first President of the United States.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States that is celebrated on the last Monday in May. It is a day to remember and honor the men and women who have died while serving in the military.
Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States that is celebrated on July 4th. It is a day to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which declared the United States as a independent nation.
Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States that is celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a day to honor the contributions of the American worker and the labor movement.
Columbus Day is a federal holiday in the United States that is celebrated on the second Monday in October. It is a day to honor Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who is credited with discovering America.
Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States that is celebrated on November 11th. It is a day to honor and thank all the men and women who have served in the military.
Thanksgiving Day is a federal holiday in the United States that is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. It is a day to give thanks for the blessings of the year and to celebrate with family and friends.
Christmas Day is a federal holiday in the United States that is celebrated on December 25th. It is a day to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and to spend time with family and friends.
Private Sector Holidays
In many countries, private sector companies are not required to close for holidays. This means that they do not have to offer a paid day off nor pay their employees for working on a holiday. They do not need to comply with local rulings in this regard and may continue operating during any legal public or bank holiday. Even if a company does choose to close for the sake of good will towards their employees and the community, companies are still not legally required to pay overtime or holiday pay to those employees who work on such days.