Presidents Day 2020 Federal Holiday Done. The federal government provides employees with 10 days of paid vacation a year1. Private-sector employers may offer paid, paid, or paid vacations to work on a holiday, but do not need to offer any of these options. It depends on the employer’s company policies for vaca
Review a list of federal holidays, the dates each day will follow in 2020, information on holidays and allowances, additional days, and when you may need to work on a specific holiday.
List of Federal Holidays
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
- Washington’s Birthday (Presidents Day)
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day (4th of July)
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Dates of Federal Holidays for 2020:
- Wednesday 1st January – New Year
- Monday, January 20th – Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.
- Monday, February 17 – Washington’s birthday
- Monday, May 25 – Remembrance Day
- Friday, July 3 – Independence Day
- Monday, September 7 – Labor Day
- Monday, October 12 – Columbus Day
- Wednesday, November 11 – Veterans Day
- Thursday, November 26 – Thanksgiving
- Friday, December 25 – Christmas Day
Observation days a weekend:
Federal law fixes these holidays for federal employees. If a holiday falls on a weekend, the holiday will normally be honoured on a Monday (when the holiday falls on a Sunday) or on a Friday (when the holiday falls on a Saturday).
Private Sector Vacations:
Private businesses are not required to close statutory holidays or pay overtime or vacation pay to their employees while working on a holiday. Even if they close, they are not obliged by law to compensation paid workers. However, companies may have policies providing for paid vacation or paid vacation.
In a 2016 survey, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that among companies that wanted to offer paid leave in 20172.
The majority wanted to meet seven federal holidays:
New Year’s Day (90%), Remembrance Day (93%), Independence Day (13%), Independence Day (93%), Labor Day (94%), Thanksgiving (95%) ) and Christmas (97%). A smaller percentage of companies also planned to pay a birthday bonus to Martin Luther King Jr. (39%) to attend Presidents’ Day (34%), Columbus Day (14%), and Veterans Day (19%). On average, private companies offered paid leave for nine of these eleven federal leaves.
|Date||Federal holiday||Day of the week|
|January 1, 2020||New Year’s Day||Wednesday|
|January 20, 2020||Martin Luther King Day||Monday|
|February 17, 2020||Presidents’ Day||Monday|
|May 25, 2020||Memorial Day||Monday|
|July 3, 2020||Independence Day (observed)||Friday|
|July 4, 2020||Independence Day||Saturday|
|September 7, 2020||Labor Day||Monday|
|October 12, 2020||Columbus Day||Monday|
|November 11, 2020||Veterans Day||Wednesday|
|November 26, 2020||Thanksgiving Day||Thursday|
|December 25, 2020||Christmas Day||Friday|