How Many Holidays in Illinois in 2021

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In the State of Illinois, there are 12 public holidays in 2021, 10 of them are federal holidays, and 2 of them are the state holidays.

1. List of Holidays

HolidayDateWeekdayNotes
New Year's DayJan 01, 2021FridayFederal Holiday
Martin Luther King DayJan 18, 2021MondayFederal Holiday
Lincoln's BirthdayFeb 12, 2021FridayState Holiday
Washington's BirthdayFeb 15, 2021MondayFederal Holiday
Memorial DayMay 31, 2021MondayFederal Holiday
Independence DayJul 04, 2021SundayFederal Holiday
Independence DayJul 05, 2021MondayObserved
Labor DaySep 06, 2021MondayFederal Holiday
Columbus DayOct 11, 2021MondayFederal Holiday
Veterans' DayNov 11, 2021ThursdayFederal Holiday
Thanksgiving DayNov 25, 2021ThursdayFederal Holiday
Day after ThanksgivingNov 26, 2021FridayState Holiday
Christmas DayDec 24, 2021FridayObserved
Christmas DayDec 25, 2021SaturdayFederal Holiday
New Year's Day *Dec 31, 2021FridayObserved

* December 31, 2021, is an observed holiday in lieu of the New Year's Day of 2022 and is not counted as one of the public holidays in 2021.

2. Holidays by Weekday

Five of the 12 holidays fall on Monday and Friday, and no holiday falls on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Independence Day falls on Sunday and is observed on the following Monday, July 05, 2021, while Christmas Day falls on Saturday and is observed on the prior Friday, December 24, 2021.

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