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2023 Holidays: List of 2023 U.S. Federal Holidays

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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.

2023 Holidays
2023 Holidays


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.

National Holiday

  • Independence Day and Republic Day

Federal Holiday

  • 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

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.

What are the dates for Federal Holidays in 2023?

DateFederal holidayDay of the week
January 1, 2023New Year’s DaySunday
January 2, 2023New Year’s Day (observed)Monday
January 16, 2023Martin Luther King DayMonday
February 20, 2023Presidents’ Day*Monday
May 29, 2023Memorial DayMonday
June 19, 2023JuneteenthMonday
July 4, 2023Independence DayTuesday
September 4, 2023Labor DayMonday
October 9, 2023Columbus DayMonday
November 10, 2023Veterans Day (observed)Friday
November 11, 2023Veterans DaySaturday
November 23, 2023Thanksgiving DayThursday
December 25, 2023Christmas DayMonday
2023 Holidays
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