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Many bank holidays are observed by banks, public offices and schools but not by the general public as a whole. It is the employer’s discretion to observe certain holidays, such as Columbus Day. Most employers give the Friday off if a holiday falls on Saturday and Monday off if a holiday falls on Sunday; however this is only a general guideline. Please check with your employer.

Legal national holidays are for everyone and are as follows:

2011

  • New Years Day - January 1 - First day of the new year.
  • Martin L King's Birthday - 3rd Monday in January - Monday, January 17, 2011 - In celebration of the civil rights leader.
  • President’s Day - 3rd Monday in February - Monday, February 21, 2011 - To honor the President.
  • Memorial Day - Last Monday in May - Monday, May 30, 2011 - Remembering the military dead of recent…