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World Bank Observed Holidays (DC Office)

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Please note, the official holidays observed at the World Bank office in Washington, D.C., are as follows:

  • New Year's Day - January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday - Third Monday in January
  • George Washington's Birthday - Third Monday in February
  • Memorial Day - Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day -July 4
  • Labor Day - First Monday in September
  • Columbus Day - Second Monday in October
  • Thanksgiving - Fourth Thursday in November and the Friday immediately following (in lieu of Veteran's Day)
  • Christmas Day- December 25

At the Washington, D.C. office, when January 1, July 4, or December 25 falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday will be observed as an official holiday.

When any of these dates falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be observed as an official holiday.

When January 1 and December 25 fall on a Tuesday or Thursday, staff not otherwise instructed will be excused from duty on the preceding Monday or the following Friday, respectively.

When January 1 and December 25 fall on a Wednesday or Friday, staff members not otherwise instructed will be excused for a half day on the preceding afternoon.




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