While there are many holidays employers may choose to observe, below is a list of the more common United States workplace holidays.
( * ) Denotes federal holidays. When a holiday falls on a weekend, Saturday or Sunday, the holiday usually is observed on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday).
MRA’s annual Holiday Practices Survey has detailed information on current employer practices.
Daylight Savings begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.
By US federal proclamation:
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday in January.
- Presidents’ Day is observed on the third Monday in February.
- Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May.
- Labor Day is observed on the first Monday in September.
- Columbus Day is observed on the second Monday in October.
Have questions on your company’s holiday scheduling? MRA’s HR Hotline can help you!