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New Jersey And Federal Holidays In 2020

Dec 24, 2019

For your information and use in business and personal planning and scheduling, listed below are the legal holidays for 2020 as set by New Jersey and federal statutes:

#*              Wednesday, January 1                          New Year’s Day
#*              Monday, January 20                             Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
#*              Monday, February 17                           Presidents’ Day
#               Friday, April 10                                    Good Friday
#*              Monday, May 25                                  Memorial Day
#*              Friday, July 3                                        Independence Day observed
#*              Monday, September 7                          Labor Day
#*              Monday, October 12                            Columbus Day
#               Tuesday, November 3                          Election Day
#*              Wednesday, November 11                   Veteran’s Day
#*              Thursday, November 26                      Thanksgiving Day
#               Friday, November 27                           Day after Thanksgiving
#*              Friday, December 25                           Christmas Day
#*              Friday, January 1, 2021                         New Year’s Day

# State Holiday                                    * Federal Holiday

** New Jersey Law provides that when a State legal holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following shall be deemed a public holiday. The law also provides that when a legal holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday will be observed as a holiday by State employees, and State government offices will be closed. County and municipal offices and schools and their employees are not covered by this provision, although local jurisdictions may opt to similarly close facilities. Banks and other private sector activities are also not covered by this Friday or Monday observance provision.

** Federal Law provides that when a federal legal holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday will be observed as a holiday. Likewise, when a federal holiday falls on a Sunday, it will be observed on the following Monday. Banks, however, are governed by State law with respect to holidays.

Special Comment: Rules adopted by the Federal Reserve System have the effect of encouraging (but not mandating) New Jersey banks to be open for business on the three State holidays that are not also federal holidays, i.e., Presidents’ Day, Good Friday, and Election Day. Because of this and other competitive considerations, you should contact the banks with, which you have a relationship to determine their actual holiday and weekend service schedules.