Check 2015 holidays and session dates for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Check dates for Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day in year 2015.
First Circuit Court – 2015 Holidays
|January – 1||Thursday||
New Year’s Day
|January – 19||Monday||
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
|February – 16||Monday||
Washington’s Birthday *
|May – 25||Monday||
|July – 3||Friday||
Independence Day **
|September – 7||Monday||
|October – 12||Monday||
|November – 11||Wednesday||
|Nov – 26||Thursday||
|December – 25||Friday||
- *This holiday is designated as “Washington’s Birthday” in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is our policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.
- ** July 4, 2015 (the legal public holiday for Independence Day), falls on a Saturday. For most Federal employees, Friday, July 3, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(b).)
- In January through June, and October through December, the Court usually sits for one week starting on the first Monday of the month. In either July or August, the Court sits for one week. In September, the Court starts on the Wednesday after Labor Day and sits for the 3 days in that week and the 5 days in the following week. In November and March the Court sits two weeks, with one week in Boston and one week in Puerto Rico. Court sittings are held in the morning, typically between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The calendar is subject to change without notice.
- When a holiday falls on a non workday — Saturday or Sunday — the holiday usually is observed on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday).
- The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit serves the areas of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico and Rhode Island, and is located at Boston.
- The Court of Appeals for the First Circuit sits in session for 11 weeks throughout the year. It is in session for one week of each month. In March and November, it sits one week in Boston and one week in Puerto Rico. The Court sits for one week in either July or August and vacates the other month. The specific calendar for the upcoming session is available on the official website.