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U.S. Public Holidays

Below is a list of U.S. Bank Holidays, known as Public or Federal Holidays, for 2018.

The Embassy is closed on both U.S. Holidays and UK Holidays.

Public Holidays 2018

Day Observed


New Year’s Day

January 1

Monday, January 1, 2018

Martin Luther King's Birthday  

3rd Monday in January      

Monday, January 15, 2018

Presidents Day

3rd Monday in February

Monday, February 19, 2018  

Memorial Day

Last Monday in May

Monday, May 28, 2018

Independence Day 

July 4

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Labor Day

1st Monday in September 

Monday, September 3, 2018

Columbus Day

2nd Monday in October

Monday, October 8, 2018

Veteran’s Day 

November 11 

Monday, November 12, 2018  

Thanksgiving Day 

4th Thursday in November

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Day

December 25 

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Virtually all the states observe certain other days during the year, the main ones being:

February 12th Lincoln's Birthday
Good Friday

Other American Celebration Days are:

Groundhog Day February 2nd
Mother's Day Second Sunday in May
Father's Day Third Sunday in June
Halloween October 31st

Further details on individual American holidays are available at:

Note on Daylight Saving Time in the U.S.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is achieved by advancing the clock one hour. Most states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions observe Daylight Saving Time beginning at 2.00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March, and ending at 2.00 a.m. on the first Sunday of November. Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands do not observe DST.

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