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2008 Federal Holidays

For those working at banks, the post office, or government institutions, it’s important to note that you will almost always get federal holidays off.  In fact, federal law has established certain dates as federal holidays, making them a public holiday for federal employees.  Private companies may choose to institute these for their employees as well, although some companies only observe certain ones.  The list of 2008 Federal Holidays covers holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, Columbus Day, and Veteran’s Day.  These are all considered to be major 2008 Federal Holidays.  Of course, it always helps to know which day of the week these holidays fall on, as some employers only allow the actual holiday off, and not the days before and after it.  This can be important when it comes to planning for things like vacations or going to visit family and friends.

For the 2008 Federal Holidays list, New Year’s Day will be on a Tuesday.  Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday will be on a Monday, January 21st.  Washington’s Birthday (which may also be called other names depending on the institution) is on Monday, February 18th.  Memorial Day is always on a Monday, and in 2008 it will be on May 26th.  Perhaps one of the most well know of the 2008 Federal Holidays is Independence Day, which is always on July 4th but for 2008 it will be a Friday.  Labor Day will be on Monday, September 1st, while Columbus Day will be Monday, October 13th.  Veterans Day, which is November 11th, will fall on a Tuesday.  Thanksgiving is always on Thursdays, and for the list of 2008 Federal Holidays, it is showing as November 27th.  And who could forget Christmas Day, December 25th, which will be on a Thursday for the 2008 holiday season.

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