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January 20, 2021 (Federal Holiday in D.C. Area)

January 20, 2021, Inauguration Day, is a Federal holiday in the “Inauguration Day area” in and around Washington, D.C.

The Office of Personnel Management memo explaining the holiday identifies the affected jurisdictions, which are set in law, as follows:

Inauguration Day falls on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, and it is established by statute as a holiday only for Federal employees who work in the “Inauguration Day area” (defined in law as the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, Arlington and Fairfax Counties in Virginia, and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church in Virginia).  (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(c).)  The City of Fairfax is considered to be part of Fairfax County for this purpose.


January 20, 2021
8:00 am - 11:00 pm