U.S. Federal holidays that are always on a Monday include Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day. Many federal offices close, allowing for a three-day weekend to celebrate the holiday. Outside of the federal government, the choice to observe any federal holiday is left up to individual states and private companies.Know More
The Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968 selected Mondays to observe certain federal holidays in order to allow federal employees a three-day weekend. Proponents of the act believed this would allow for more family and travel time.
Although not in the original act, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the first federal Monday holiday of the year, falling on the third Monday of January. Washington's Birthday, widely referred to as President's Day, is observed on the third Monday of February. Memorial Day falls on the last Monday of May, Labor Day on the first Monday in September and Columbus Day on the second Monday in October.
Most states generally follow the federal government's lead, closing state government offices and public schools. Some states allow school districts to determine which of these federal holidays to observe. However, private companies and schools can decide for themselves which holidays to observe.Learn more about Holidays
Memorial Day is the only U.S. federal holiday in May and is celebrated on the last Monday of the month. Some days that people consider holidays are actually days of observance. Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, and the National Day of Prayer are observance days that take place in May.Full Answer >
Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday of September, is the only federally recognized holiday in September. Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance occur on Sept. 11. Certain Jewish and Muslim holidays are also celebrated in September, depending on the respective religious calendar.Full Answer >
Costco is not open on six major holidays in the United States including Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Though there are always last minute shoppers around the holidays Costco understands that their employees have families too, and as such they are not open on days like Thanksgiving, even though other grocery retailers often are.Full Answer >
UPS does not deliver any packages except for UPS Express Critical packages on certain holidays, such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Labor Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day. On New Year's Eve, the company also sets a business holiday but still delivers and picks up packages for air and international shipping.Full Answer >