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
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2021||Friday||Federal Holiday|
|Martin Luther King Day||Jan 18, 2021||Monday||Federal Holiday|
|Lincoln's Birthday||Feb 12, 2021||Friday||State Holiday|
|Washington's Birthday||Feb 15, 2021||Monday||Federal Holiday|
|Memorial Day||May 31, 2021||Monday||Federal Holiday|
|Independence Day||Jul 04, 2021||Sunday||Federal Holiday|
|Independence Day||Jul 05, 2021||Monday||Observed|
|Labor Day||Sep 06, 2021||Monday||Federal Holiday|
|Columbus Day||Oct 11, 2021||Monday||Federal Holiday|
|Veterans' Day||Nov 11, 2021||Thursday||Federal Holiday|
|Thanksgiving Day||Nov 25, 2021||Thursday||Federal Holiday|
|Day after Thanksgiving||Nov 26, 2021||Friday||State Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 24, 2021||Friday||Observed|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2021||Saturday||Federal Holiday|
|New Year's Day *||Dec 31, 2021||Friday||Observed|
* 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.