What Happens If July 4th Lands on a Weekend?

We’ve been asked that since July 4th falls on a weekend this year, what is the policy about getting the following Monday (July 5th) off from work for a 3 day weekend.

According to Wikipedia, Federal employees should get Monday the 5th off. But for state/local and private business employees its at their employers discretion.

From Wikipedia: Federal Holidays

If a holiday falls on a Saturday it is celebrated the preceding Friday; if a holiday falls on a Sunday it is celebrated the following Monday. Most, but not all, states and most private businesses also observe a Sunday holiday on the following Monday. It is less common, however, for a state or private business to observe a Saturday holiday on the preceding Friday. Some states and private businesses may observe it then, a few may observe it on Monday, and some may not observe the holiday at all in those years. In particular, banks that close on Saturdays do not observe a holiday when it falls on Saturday.

*This post has been updated for 2010

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