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Alabama Federal and State Holidays 2017

Today – 28 May 2017 – is not a holiday in Alabama.

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 federal and state holidays for Alabama. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
16 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday
16 JanMonRobert E. Lee Birthday
20 FebMonPresident's Day
28 FebTueMardi Gras Day
16 AprSunEaster Sunday
24 AprMonConfederate Memorial Day
29 MayMonMemorial Day
5 JunMonJefferson Davis Birthday
4 JulTueIndependence Day
4 SepMonLabor Day
9 OctMonColumbus Day
10 NovFriVeterans Day Holiday
11 NovSatVeterans Day
23 NovThuThanksgiving Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day

Visit inform.alabama.gov for the official announcement.

Although the State of Alabama celebrates all federal holidays, there are some unique holidays in the state as well. On these days, all state offices are closed. Two unique holidays celebrated in Alabama include Confederate Memorial Day, celebrated on the fourth Monday in April, and Jefferson Davis’ birthday, celebrated on the first Monday in June.

The state also recognizes Robert E. Lee’s birthday on the same day as Martin Luther King Jr.’s on the third Monday in January as well as the birthday of Thomas Jefferson the same day as George Washington on the third Monday in February. In addition, the second Monday in October, celebrated as Columbus Day for most of the country, is also recognized as Fraternal Day and American Indian Heritage Day.

Mardi Gras is celebrated in Mobile and Baldwin Counties with all state and county offices closed on that day. State employees who live outside these two counties are provided one additional personal day per year in lieu of paid time off on Mardi Gras.