The following 10 days are observed as holidays by the U.S. Postal Service
NEW YEARS DAY – January 1
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S BIRTHDAY – 3rd Monday in January
WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY/PRESIDENTS’ DAY – 3rd Monday in February
MEMORIAL DAY – Last Monday in May
INDEPENDENCE DAY – July 4th
LABOR DAY – 1st Monday in September
COLUMBUS DAY – 2nd Monday in October
VETERANS DAY – November 11th
THANKSGIVING DAY – 4th Thursday in November
CHRISTMAS DAY – December 25th
518.2 Holidays on Nonscheduled Workdays
When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed as the holiday.
When a holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday is observed as the holiday.
518.23 Nonscheduled Workday
When an employee’s nonscheduled workday falls on a day observed as a holiday, the employee’s scheduled workday preceding the holiday is designated as that employee’s holiday.
518.3 Holidays on Scheduled Workdays
Holidays falling on an employee’s scheduled workday are observed on those days.
518.4 Eligibility for Holiday Pay
To receive holiday leave pay, these employees must be in a pay status either the last scheduled hour before or the first scheduled hour after the holiday or designated holiday. However, for an employee on extended LWOP, paid leave for the last scheduled hour before or the first scheduled hour after the holiday or designated holiday is not approved for the purpose of qualifying the employee for holiday pay
518.5 Provisions for Rural Carriers
Rural carriers are not required to report to post offices for any purpose on legal holidays. When a holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday is observed. Rural carriers are not permitted to substitute any other day.