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.
|1 Jan||Mon||New Year's Day|
|15 Jan||Mon||Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday|
|19 Feb||Mon||President's Day|
|16 Apr||Mon||DC Emancipation Day|
|28 May||Mon||Memorial Day|
|4 Jul||Wed||Independence Day|
|3 Sep||Mon||Labor Day|
|8 Oct||Mon||Columbus Day|
|11 Nov||Sun||Veterans Day|
|12 Nov||Mon||Veterans Day Holiday|
|22 Nov||Thu||Thanksgiving Day|
|25 Dec||Tue||Christmas 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.