Holidays

Court Holidays

New Year's Day January 1st
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Third Monday in January
President's Day Third Monday in February
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Independence Day July 4th
Labor Day First Monday in September
Columbus Day Second Monday in October
Veterans Day November 11th
Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November
Christmas Day December 25th

2021 Holidays

New Year's Day Friday, January 1
Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, January 18
Washington's Birthday Monday, February 15*
Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Day Tuesday, March 2**
Memorial Day Monday, May 31
Independence Day Sunday, July 4
Liberation Day Wednesday, July 21****
Labor Day Monday, September 6
Columbus Day Monday, October 11
Veterans Day Thursday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 25
Christmas Day Saturday, December 25
New Year's Day (observed) Friday, December 31


* This holiday is designated as "Washington’s Birthday" in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is our policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.

** Court Closure on Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Day (see General Order 20-0003)

*** July 4, 2020 (the legal public holiday for Independence Day), falls on a Saturday. For most Federal employees, Friday, July 3, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(b).)

**** Court Closure on Liberation Day (see General Order 20-0004)