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Federal Holidays: Evolution and Current Practices [Updated July 1, 2021]   [open pdf - 984KB]

From the Summary: "The United States has established by law the following 12 permanent federal holidays, listed in the order they appear in the calendar: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Inauguration Day (every four years following a presidential election), George Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth National Independence Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Although frequently called public or national holidays, these celebrations are only legally applicable to federal employees and the District of Columbia, as the states individually decide their own legal holidays."

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CRS Report for Congress, R41990
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2021-07-01
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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