To provide for uniform annual observances of certain legal public holidays on
Mondays, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) section 6103(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
"§ 6103. Holidays
"(a) The following are legal public holidays:
"New Year's Day, January 1.
"Washington's Birthday, the third Monday in February.
"Memorial Day, the last Monday in May.
"Independence Day, July 4.
"Labor Day, the first Monday in September.
"Columbus Day, the second Monday in October.
"Veterans Day, the fourth Monday in October.
"Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November.
"Christmas Day, December 25."
(b) Any reference in a law of the United States (in effect on the effective date of the amendment made by subsection (a) of this section) to the observance of a legal public holiday on a day other than the day prescribed for the observance of such holiday by section 6103(a) of title 5, United States Code, as amended by subsection (a), shall on and after such effective date be considered a reference to the day for the observance of such holiday prescribed in such amended section 6103(a).
SEC. 2. The amendment made by subsection (a) of the first section of this Act shall take effect on January 1, 1971.