Public holidays are usually non-working days during the year established by law. In general, these are days of celebration, like the anniversary of a significant historical event, or they can be religious celebrations. Some countries have national laws that make some or all public holidays paid holidays, while in some, there are no such laws. In these cases, many firms provide days off as paid or unpaid holidays. Here you can find the public holidays of the District of Columbia, United States, in 2021.
Public Holidays for District of Columbia
|New Year’s Day||Friday, January 01, 2021|
|Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday||Monday, January 18, 2021|
|Washington’s Birthday||Monday, February 15, 2021|
|DC Emancipation Day||Friday, April 16, 2021|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 31, 2021|
|Independence Day||Monday, July 05, 2021|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 06, 2021|
|Indigenous Peoples’ Day||Monday, October 11, 2021|
|Veterans Day||Thursday, November 11, 2021|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 25, 2021|
|Christmas Day||Friday, December 24, 2021|
Tip: How to use the public holidays to your advantage:
- When a public holiday is set on a friday, take the monday off and enjoy an extended week-end (or viceversa).
- If a public holiday is set in the middle of the week, take the remaining days off, and benefit of a small vacation by using fewer paid leave days.
- When two public holidays are very close together, take off the days between them for a little recreation time.