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Legal Holidays by State

The following federal public holidays are observed throughout the United States:

United States

Jan 1 New Year’s Day
Jan, third Mon Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
Feb, third Mon Presidents’ Day
May, last Mon Memorial Day
Jul 4 Independence Day
Sep, first Mon Labor Day
Oct, second Mon . Columbus Day
Nov 11 Veterans Day
Nov, fourth Thurs Thanksgiving Day
Dec 25 Christmas
Listed below are additional legal holidays observed by the various states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For Christian movable holidays, the range of months during which the day may fall is provided.

Alabama

Jan, third Mon Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday and Robert E. Lee’s Birthday
Feb, third Mon Washington and Jefferson’s Birthdays
Apr, fourth Mon Confederate Memorial Day
Jun, first Mon Jefferson Davis’s Birthday
Oct, second Mon Columbus Day and American Indian Heritage Day

Alaska

Mar, last Mon Seward’s Day
Oct 18 Alaska Day

Arizona

Jan, third Mon Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday and Civil Rights Day
Sep 17 Constitution Commemoration Day

Arkansas

Jan, third Mon Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday and Robert E. Lee’s Birthday
Feb, third Mon Washington’s Birthday and Daisy Gatson Bates Day
Dec 24 Christmas Eve

California

Feb 12 Lincoln’s Birthday
Feb, third Mon Washington’s Birthday
Mar 31 (or next Mon) Cesar Chavez Day
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving

Colorado

None in addition to the standard holidays

Connecticut

Feb 12 Lincoln Day
Feb, third Mon Washington’s Birthday
Mar-Apr: Fri, before Easter Good Friday

Delaware

Mar-Apr: Fri, before Easter Good Friday
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving
Nov, every two years General Election Day as it occurs

District of Columbia

Jan 20 Inauguration Day (in years when a new president is elected)
April 16 DC Emancipation Day

Florida

Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving

Georgia

Apr 26 Confederate Memorial Day
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Robert E. Lee’s Birthday (traditionally observed Jan 19)
Dec 26 Presidents’ Day (traditionally observed Feb, third Mon)

Hawaii

Mar 26 Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day
Mar-Apr: Fri before Easter Good Friday
Jun 11 King Kamehameha I Day
Aug, third Fri Statehood Day
Nov, first Tues (even years) Election Day

Idaho

None in addition to the standard holidays

Illinois

Feb 12 Lincoln’s Birthday
Feb, third Mon Washington’s Birthday
Nov General Election Day
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving
Dec 24 Christmas Eve

Indiana

Presidents’ Day not a legal holiday
Mar-Apr: Fri before Easter Good Friday
May, first Tues Primary Election Day (except year following presidential election)
Nov, first Tues General Election Day (except year following presidential election)
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Lincoln’s Birthday (traditionally observed Feb 12)
Dec 26 Washington’s Birthday (traditionally observed Feb, third Mon)

Iowa

Presidents’ Day not a legal holiday
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving

Kansas

Presidents’ Day not observed
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day After Thanksgiving

Kentucky

Jan, dates vary New Year’s (2 days)
Mar-Apr, Fri before Easter Good Friday (half day)
Nov General Presidential Election
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving
Dec, dates vary Christmas (2 days)

Louisiana

Jan, second Mon every four years in Baton Rouge . Inauguration Day
Feb, day before Ash Wednesday Mardi Gras Day
Mar-Apr: Fri before Easter Good Friday
Nov (even years) . Election Day

Maine

Apr, third Mon Patriots’ Day
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving

Maryland

Nov . Election Day
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving

Massachusetts

Apr, third Mon Patriots’ Day

Michigan

Nov, first Tues (even years) Election Day
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving
Dec 24 Christmas Eve
Dec 31 New Year’s Eve

Minnesota

None in addition to the standard holidays

Mississippi

Jan, third Mon Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday and Robert E. Lee’s Birthday
Apr, last Mon Confederate Memorial Day
May, last Mon Memorial Day and Jefferson Davis’s Birthday

Missouri

Feb 12 Lincoln Day
May 8 . Harry S. Truman Day

Montana

Nov, first Tues General Election Day

Nebraska

Apr, last Fri Arbor Day
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving

Nevada

Oct, last Fri Nevada Day
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving . Family Day

New Hampshire

Nov, first Tues (even years) Election Day
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving

New Jersey

Feb 12 Lincoln’s Birthday
Feb, third Mon Washington’s Birthday
Mar-Apr: Fri before Easter Good Friday
Nov . Election Day

New Mexico

None in addition to the standard holidays
New York
Feb 12 Lincoln’s Birthday
Feb, third Mon Washington’s Birthday
Nov . Election Day

North Carolina

Presidents’ Day not a legal holiday
Mar-Apr: Fri before Easter Good Friday
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day After Thanksgiving
Dec 24 Christmas Eve

North Dakota

Mar-Apr: Fri before Easter Good Friday
Ohio
None in addition to the standard holidays

Oklahoma

Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving

Oregon

None in addition to the standard holidays

Pennsylvania

Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving

Rhode Island

Presidents’ Day not a legal holiday
Aug, second Mon Victory Day (V-J Day)
Nov Election Day

South Carolina

May 10 Confederate Memorial Day
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving
Dec 26 Day after Christmas

South Dakota

Oct, second Mon Native Americans’ Day

Tennessee

Mar-Apr: Fri before Easter Good Friday

Texas

Jan 19 Confederate Heroes Day
Mar 2 Texas Independence Day
Apr 21 San Jacinto Day
Jun 19 Emancipation Day (Juneteenth)
Aug 24 Lyndon Baines Johnson Day
Nov Election Day
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving
Dec 24 Christmas Eve
Dec 26 Day after Christmas

Utah

Jul 24 Pioneer Day

Vermont

Mar, first Tues Town Meeting Day
Aug 16 Bennington Battle Day
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving

Virginia

Jan, Fri before third Mon Lee-Jackson Day
Oct, second Mon Columbus Day and Yorktown Victory Day
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving

Washington

Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving

West Virginia

Feb, third Mon Presidents’ Day/Washington’s Birthday
May, second Tues (even years) Primary Election Day
Jun 20 West Virginia Day
Nov, first Tues (even years) Election Day
Nov, Fri after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving
Dec 24 Christmas Eve (half day)
Dec 31 New Year’s Eve (half day)

Wisconsin

Presidents’ Day not a legal holiday
Dec 24 Christmas Eve

Wyoming

None in addition to the standard holidays

American Samoa

Apr 17 American Samoa Flag Day
Jul 17 Manu’a Day
Dec 31 New Year’s Eve

Guam

Presidents’ Day and Columbus Day not legal holidays
Jul 21 Liberation Day
Nov 2 All Souls Day
Dec 8 . Our Lady of Camarin Day

Northern Mariana Islands

Mar 24 Commonwealth Covenant Day
Mar-Apr: Fri before Easter Good Friday
Oct, second Mon Commonwealth Cultural Day
Nov 4 Citizenship Day
Dec 8 Constitution Day

Puerto Rico

Jan 6 Three Kings’ Day
Jan, second Mon Eugenio María de Hostos Day
Mar 22 Emancipation Day
Mar-Apr: Fri before Easter Good Friday
Apr, third Mon José de Diego Day
Jul 17 Luis Muñoz Rivera Day
Jul 25 Constitution Day
Jul 27 José Celso Barbosa’s Birthday
Nov, first Tuesday General Election Day
Nov 19 Discovery Day
Dec 24 Christmas Eve (half day)

U.S. Virgin Islands

Jan 6 Three Kings’ Day
Mar 31 Transfer Day
Mar-Apr: Thurs before Easter Holy Thursday
Mar-Apr: Fri before Easter Good Friday
Mar-Apr: Mon after Easter Easter Monday
Jul 3 Virgin Islands Emancipation Day
Nov 1 D. Hamilton Jackson Day (Liberty Day)
Dec 26 Christmas Second Day
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