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Tufts University observes the following paid holidays throughout the year:

January 1*
New Year’s Day
Third Monday in January Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Third Monday in February
President’s Day
Third Monday in April
Patriots’ Day
Last Monday in May
Memorial Day
July 4* Independence Day
First Monday in September
Labor Day
Second Monday in October Columbus Day
November 11* Veterans’ Day
Fourth Thursday in November
Thanksgiving Day
Fourth Friday in November
Day after Thanksgiving
December 24** Christmas Eve
December 25** Christmas Day

*When these days fall on a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday; when they fall on a Saturday, the holiday will be observed on the previous Friday.

**When Christmas Eve and Christmas Day both fall on a weekday, employees will receive both days as holidays.

The university recognizes the right of employees to observe the holidays of their religion. At the employee’s discretion, time taken for this reason may be considered vacation time, personal days, or absence without pay. Employees should discuss religious holidays with their supervisors well ahead of time, so that the supervisor can prepare for the employee’s absence from the workplace.