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District of Columbia Holidays 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 District of Columbia holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
15 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday
19 FebMonPresident's Day
1 AprSunEaster Sunday
16 AprMonDC Emancipation Day
28 MayMonMemorial Day
4 JulWedIndependence Day
3 SepMonLabor Day
8 OctMonColumbus Day
11 NovSunVeterans Day
12 NovMonVeterans Day Holiday
22 NovThuThanksgiving Day
25 DecTueChristmas Day

D.C. will have as many as eight extended weekends in 2018, including one created by a DC-only public holiday: DC Emancipation Day on April 16th. DC Emancipation Day marks the day in 1862 when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, which freed DC’s slaves and foreshadowed the Emancipation Proclamation that came nine months later.