All non-essential federal government offices are closed on Independence Day, and all federal employees are paid even if they receive the day off. Independence Day is one of ten federal holidays recognized nationwide by the United States Government.

Whether you plan to book a vacation during a long weekend or are simply looking forward to the next day off from work, these are the dates of federal holidays in 2020. Other holidays 2020 in the USA (Photo by Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images) Billy H.C. Kwok, Fireworks illuminate the night sky over the Petronas Towers landmark during New Year's Day celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, People take part in the annual new year's dip in the harbour of Copenhagen, Denmark, with both water and air temperature of six degrees Celcius, Fireworks explode over the Marina Bay ahead of the New Year Eve festivities in Singapore, Indian girls pose for photographs as they take part in New Year's Eve celebrations in Bhopal, Fireworks explode over the Marina Bay for the New Year celebrations in Singapore, Fireworks illuminate the sky over the Jeongdongjin beach in Gangneung, Fireworks exploding from the Sky Tower with the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Tennis players Rafael Nadal poses for a selfie with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Andy Murray and Nick Kyrgios while wearing festive new year 2019 eyewear and party hats in front of the Queensland Tennis centre in Brisbane, The midnight fireworks light up the Sydney Opera House, Revellers take selfies during a New Year's Eve celebration in Madrid, Fireworks explode over the Marina Bay ahead of the New Year's Eve festivities in Singapore, New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House during the fireworks show on January 1, 2019.

Many people display the American flag outside their homes or buildings. Some businesses may be closed as well. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts.

Thousands of fireworks explode over the London Eye as thousands gather to ring in the new year, Fireworks explode over Westminster Abbey and Elizabeth Tower near Parliament as Big Ben marks the start of 2019, A sound and light show under the theme 'fraternity' is seen on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Performers on stilts on Princess Street during the Hogmanay New Year celebrations in Edinburgh, Children watch the special children's fireworks display near the Erasmus bridge in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Spectators watch as fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's Petronas Twin Towers, Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River during the New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Entertainers perform at the countdown event to celebrate the arrival of 2019 during the New Year's Eve celebration at Beijing Olympic Park, The Brandenburg Gate landmark during the beginning of the New Year's Eve celebrations in Berlin, Schoolchildren hold balloons as they pose during celebrations to welcome the New Year at their school in Ahmedabad, India, People gather to watch a musical fountain in front of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the world, Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of year 2019 in Hong Kong, People attend a ceremony to celebrate the new year in Seoul, South Korea, An eightfold combo picture shows fireworks and light effects illuminating the night sky from the Taipei 101 skyscraper during New Year's Eve celebrations in Taiwan, Fireworks explode over the Chao Phraya River during New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks illuminate the city's skyline during New Year's Eve celebrations of 2018 on January 1, 2019 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

People celebrate this day with picnics, sport events, parades and fireworks. The clock of Puerta del Sol is mainly used to carry on the tradition and for first time, the Madrid's clock will sound 12 strokes two times at 0:00 and 01:00 hours for the people in Canary Island, who celebrates the arrival of the New Year one hour later. If you find a mistake, please let us know. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment.

Other public holidays 2020 and special days (e.g. It celebrates the date when the original 13 colonies declared independence from Great Britain in 1776.

To ensure that government employees were able to celebrate these days, the government enacted certain guidelines for observing federal holidays. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. There are many public events, parades, shows and fireworks displays. If July 4 is a Sunday, it is observed on Monday, July 5. The scope and the name of the holiday was … The first official federal holidays began back on June 28th 1870 when congress wanted to correspond to state holidays that were in place and made federal holidays for federal employees located in the District of Columbia law. © Time and Date AS 1995–2020. Whether you plan to book a vacation during a long weekend or are simply looking forward to the next day off from work, these are the dates of federal holidays in 2020.

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