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Court Closures

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2023 Federal Holiday Schedule

The Court is closed on the following legal holidays for 2023:

Holiday Date of Closure
New Year’s Day * Monday, January 2
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 16
Washington’s Birthday Monday, February 20
Memorial Day Monday, May 29
Juneteenth Independence Day Monday, June 19
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 4
Columbus Day Monday, October 9
Veterans Day * Friday, November 10
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23
Christmas Day Monday, December 25
* 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.

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.