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United States Federal and State Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 federal and state holidays for the United States. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national list or choose your state’s calendar.

DateDayHolidayStates
1 JanSunNew Year's DayNational
2 JanMonNew Year HolidayNational except KY
3 JanTueNew Year HolidayTN
13 JanFriLee-Jackson DayVA
16 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. BirthdayNational
16 JanMonRobert E. Lee's BirthdayAL, AR & MS
19 JanThuConfederate Heroes DayTX
20 JanFriInauguration DayDC
4 FebSatRosa Parks DayCA
12 FebSunLincoln's BirthdayCT, IL, MO & NY
13 FebMonLincoln's Birthday HolidayCT, IL, MO & NY
20 FebMonPresident's DayNational except DE, FL, GA, IN,
IA, KS, KY, LA, NM, NC,
RI & WI
20 FebMonDaisy Gatson Bates DayAR
28 FebTueMardi Gras DayAL & LA
2 MarThuTexas Independence DayTX
7 MarTueTown Meeting DayVT
26 MarSunPrince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole DayHI
27 MarMonPrince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole HolidayHI
27 MarMonSeward's DayAK
31 MarFriCésar Chávez DayCA & TX
14 AprFriGood FridayCT, DE, HI, IN, KY, LA,
NC, ND, NJ, TN & TX
16 AprSunDC Emancipation DayDC
17 AprMonDC Emancipation Day HolidayDC
17 AprMonPatriots DayMA & ME
21 AprFriSan Jacinto DayTX
24 AprMonConfederate Memorial DayAL, GA & MS
28 AprFriArbor DayNE
8 MayMonTruman DayMO
10 MayWedConfederate Memorial DaySC
29 MayMonMemorial DayNational
5 JunMonJefferson Davis BirthdayAL
11 JunSunKing Kamehameha DayHI
12 JunMonKing Kamehameha Day HolidayHI
19 JunMonJuneteenthTX
20 JunTueWest Virginia DayWV
3 JulMonIndependence Day HolidayVA
4 JulTueIndependence DayNational
24 JulMonPioneer DayUT
14 AugMonVictory DayRI
16 AugWedBennington Battle DayVT
18 AugFriStatehood DayHI
27 AugSunLyndon B Johnson DayTX
4 SepMonLabor DayNational
9 OctMonColumbus DayAL, AZ, CO, CT, DC, GA,
ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME,
MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM,
NY, OH, PA, RI, UT, VA
& WV
9 OctMonNative American DaySD
18 OctWedAlaska DayAK
27 OctFriNevada DayNV
7 NovTueGeneral Election DayNH & NJ
10 NovFriVeterans Day HolidayNational except MA, RI & WI
11 NovSatVeterans DayNational except WI
13 NovMonVeterans Day HolidayRI
23 NovThuThanksgiving DayNational
24 NovFriThanksgiving FridayCA, DE, FL, IA, IL, KS,
KY, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC,
NE, NH, OK, PA, SC, TN,
TX, VA, WA & WV
24 NovFriGeorgia State HolidayGA
24 NovFriLincoln's Birthday HolidayIN
24 NovFriAmerican Indian Heritage DayMD
24 NovFriPresident's Day HolidayNM
24 NovFriFamily DayNV
1 DecFriRosa Parks DayOH
22 DecFriChristmas Eve HolidayMI & SC
24 DecSunChristmas EveAR, MI, SC, TX & WI
25 DecMonChristmas DayNational
26 DecTueChristmas HolidayAR, KY, NC, OK, SC, TN
& TX
26 DecTueWashington's Birthday HolidayGA & IN
27 DecWedChristmas HolidayNC & TN
29 DecFriNew Year HolidayKY & MI
31 DecSunNew Year's EveMI & WI

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States A-MStates N-W
AlabamaNebraska
AlaskaNevada
ArizonaNew Hampshire
ArkansasNew Jersey
CaliforniaNew Mexico
ColoradoNew York
ConnecticutNorth Carolina
DelawareNorth Dakota
District of ColumbiaOhio
FloridaOklahoma
GeorgiaOregon
HawaiiPennsylvania
IdahoRhode Island
IllinoisSouth Carolina
IndianaSouth Dakota
IowaTennessee
KansasTexas
KentuckyUtah
LouisianaVermont
MaineVirginia
MarylandWashington
MassachusettsWest Virginia
MichiganWisconsin
MinnesotaWyoming
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana

Federal holidays in the United States are public holidays that have been recognized by the federal government, and are applicable to federal employees. State holidays are public holidays recognized by states – and often (though not always) include the same holidays recognized at the federal level.

With the exception of Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, all federal holidays are observed on a Monday. This is in accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act which is intended to move holidays to a Monday whenever possible in order to allow federal employees to have a three-day weekend.

States are not required to observe federal holidays. Not only are states allowed to opt out of observation of these holidays, but states are also given the opportunity to declare state holidays if they so choose.

Although there are no federally-mandated holidays currently observed in the United States, most states choose to observe federal holidays. Some states observe versions of holidays that are related to the federally recognized holidays without being identical.

Private employers are not obligated to allow employees to have time off of work for federal holidays. It is at the discretion of the employer, and many employers choose to offer paid federal holidays as an additional benefit of employment for eligible employees. Employers that do choose to allow employees to take time off for a holiday are not under any obligation to provide compensation for the holiday.

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