NEW YORK (PIX11) – With the year almost over, you might be thinking: When should I plan my vacations in 2024 so that I can cash in on an extended weekend?

There are only two federal holidays left in 2023. But knowing when those designated days are in 2024 could help you plan for the future.

If a holiday falls on a Saturday, then the Friday before will be treated as a federal holiday, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. The same applies if a holiday falls on a Sunday; the following Monday will be treated as a federal holiday.

Here are the federal holidays left in 2023:

  • Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, Nov. 23
  • Christmas Day on Monday, Dec. 25

Be aware: Black Friday, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are not considered federal holidays.

Here are the federal holidays in 2024:

  • New Year’s Day on Monday, Jan. 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday, Jan. 15
  • Presidents’ Day (also known as Washington’s birthday) on Monday, Feb. 19
  • Memorial Day on Monday, May 27
  • Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19
  • Independence Day (Fourth of July) on Thursday, July 4
  • Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2
  • Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 14
  • Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11
  • Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, Nov. 28
  • Christmas Day on Wednesday, Dec. 25

Banks, post offices, schools, and most government offices are closed on federal holidays. There won’t be any U.S. Postal Service mail deliveries on federal holidays either.

As for trash pick-up, the NYC Department of Sanitation encourages residents to check its social media accounts or 311 to find out what days trash won’t be collected.

Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.