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Public Holidays

North Dakota Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 North Dakota public holidays. Please scroll down to view.

Each state legislature determines what public holidays are recognized by the state. Like most states, North Dakota celebrates many of the same holidays as the rest of the country. Because each state also sets their own labor laws, employees may be unaware what laws exist in North Dakota related to paid holidays and overtime pay on a holiday.

North Dakota Holiday Pay Laws

In North Dakota, state offices are closed on legal holidays and state employees are paid for those holidays. The law requires that all state offices be closed by 12 Noon on December 24 if it falls on a regular workday. There are no laws in North Dakota that require private employers to provide paid holidays to employees. In addition, there are no laws requiring an employer to pay a higher rate of pay if the business is open and an employee is required to work.

North Dakota recognizes the same holidays that the federal government observes, including Independence Day Memorial Day and Labor Day. If New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Veteran’s Day or Christmas fall on a Sunday, they are observed the following Monday. If those holidays fall on a Saturday, they are observed on Friday.

North Dakota Holidays

In addition to federal holidays, North Dakota also recognizes Good Friday as a holiday. On the third Monday in February, North Dakota combines Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays into one holiday, celebrating it as President’s Day. The law allows the President of the United States and the Governor of North Dakota to designate additional holidays throughout the year.

Many employers in North Dakota offer paid holidays to employees as a benefit, even though it is not required by law. Some also offer higher rates of pay if their business is open on a holiday in order to encourage employees to work on holidays or the employee is provided another paid day off at another time to compensate for having to work on a holiday.

Public Holidays 2017

This list has now been updated to reflect the official dates released by the North Dakota State Government.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday
16 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday
20 FebMonPresident's Day
14 AprFriGood Friday
29 MayMonMemorial Day
4 JulTueIndependence Day
4 SepMonLabor Day
10 NovFriVeterans' Day Holiday
11 NovSatVeterans' Day
23 NovThuThanksgiving Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day