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Court Closures

Federal Holiday Schedule

The Court is closed on the following legal holidays for 2018:

Holiday Date of Closure
New Year’s Day Monday, January 1
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 15
Washington’s Birthday Monday, February 19
Memorial Day Monday, May 28
Independence Day Wednesday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 3
Columbus Day Monday, October 8
Veterans Day* Monday, November 12
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 22
Court Closed for Holiday** Friday, November 23
Court Closed for Holiday** Monday, December 24
Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25
Court Closed for Holiday** Monday, December 31
New Year's Day Tuesday, January 1

* When a legal holiday occurs on a Saturday, it is observed on the Friday immediately preceding the holiday. If the holiday occurs on a Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday.

**Order Adopting 2018 Holiday Closing Schedule

Emergency Closure of Courthouses

In the event of hazardous weather that causes the local public schools within a county to close, the Federal Courthouses in that county will also close. However, in the event of an emergency, the Chief Judge retains the discretion to close the Courthouses irrespective of any decision by the public school. Further information can be found in Administrative Order 07-09.