In the United States, there are 11 federal holidays set by law. See
U.S. Code Title 5 Section 6103. Holidays
Public Law 117-17.
Under current definitions, five are set by date:
|New Year's Day||January 1|
|Juneteenth National Independence Day||June 19|
|Independence Day||July 4|
|Veterans Day||November 11|
|Christmas Day||December 25|
If any of the above fall on a Saturday, then Friday may be observed as
a holiday by various institutions. Similarly, if one falls on a Sunday,
then Monday may be observed as a holiday.
The other six are set by a day of the week and month:
|Martin Luther King's Birthday||Third Monday in January|
|Washington's Birthday||Third Monday in February|
|Memorial Day||Last Monday in May|
|Labor Day||First Monday in September|
|Columbus Day||Second Monday in October|
|Thanksgiving||Fourth Thursday in November|
Federal Holiday Table:
The table below displays day of the week for the first set of holidays,
and a date for the second set. Also shown is General Election Day, which is
the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
-- Note: Juneteenth National Independence Day was initially declared a Federal Holiday in 2021.
Other Patriotic and National Observances:
For further information on other patriotic and national observances,
U.S. Code Title 36, Chapter 1: Patriotic and National Observances