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Federal law (5 U.S.C. 6103) establishes the following public holidays for Federal employees. Please note that most Federal employees work on a Monday through Friday schedule. For these employees, when a holiday falls on a nonworkday -- Saturday or Sunday -- the holiday usually is observed on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday).

2023 Holiday Season Closures

For specific calendar dates for the current, previous or future year, please visit

The US District Court for the Western District of Washington is closed on the following Federal holidays:

  • New Year's Day     
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.     
  • Washington's Birthday     
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth National Independence Day     
  • Independence Day     
  • Labor Day     
  • Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples' Day 
  • Veterans Day     
  • Thanksgiving Day     
  • Christmas Day

All other closures due to weather or other events will be announced on the district's homepage.