Is New Year's Day a federal holiday? When is Martin Luther King Day? The list of 10 Federal Government Holidays for 2014 is important to know, especially if you work for the government. What date does Washington's Birthday fall on? When is Memorial Day 2014? What day does 4th of July fall on? What is the date of Thanksgiving in 2014? The list of federal holidays for 2014 was made available by the The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and can be found below.
There is no mail delivery on New Year's Day, the post office isn't open Wednesday, Jan. 1, and there is no regular postal service. Because New Year's Day is also a federal holiday, and post office holiday, all post offices, government offices, and public schools in the United States are closed Wednesday, Jan. 1 as well. See the article New Year's Day 2014 USPS post office holiday: Not open, no mail delivery Jan. 1 for more details.
According to OPM.gov, The U.S. Office of Personnel Management recognizes 10 federal holidays. In the United States, a federal holiday is a public holiday recognized by the United States Federal government. Non-essential federal government offices are closed. All federal employees are paid for the holiday; those who are required to work on the holiday sometimes receive holiday pay for that day in addition to their ordinary wages, claims Wikipedia.org.
Wondering if banks are open on New Year's Day? Read the article New Year's Day 2014 Bank holiday: Most banks closed, not open New Year's Day 1/1 for more information on local bank closures.
2014 Federal Holidays
Most Rhode Islanders also recognize these federal holidays along with the rest of the United States. Local municipal state and federal government offices are generally closed, as are USPS post offices, schools, and banks. It is up to individual businesses whether they open or not.
2014 List of Federal Government Holidays
- Wednesday, January 1 - New Year’s Day
- Monday, January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday
- Monday, February 17 - Washington’s Birthday (Presidents' Day)
- Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day
- Friday, 4th of July - Independence Day
- Monday, September 1 - Labor Day
- Monday, October 13 - Columbus Day
- Tuesday, November 11 - Veterans Day
- Thursday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Day
- Thursday, December 25 - Christmas Day
- Thursday, January 1, 2015 - New Year's Day
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Source: U.S. Office of Personnel Management
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