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California State Holidays 2017

Today – 24 April 2017 – is not a holiday in California.

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

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
16 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday
4 FebSatRosa Parks Day
20 FebMonPresident's Day
31 MarFriCésar Chávez Day
16 AprSunEaster Sunday
29 MayMonMemorial Day
4 JulTueIndependence Day
4 SepMonLabor Day
10 NovFriVeterans Day Holiday
11 NovSatVeterans Day
23 NovThuThanksgiving Day
24 NovFriThanksgiving Friday
25 DecMonChristmas Day

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All federal holidays are celebrated in California, including Labor Day, New Year’s Day and Veteran’s Day. In addition, California recognizes the day after Thanksgiving as a holiday.

California also celebrates Cesar Chavez Day. The holiday is celebrated on March 31 in honor of a migrant farm worker who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, focusing attention on the plight of migrant farm workers in the United States. There has been a recent push to make Cesar Chavez Day a national holiday.

If a holiday falls on a Saturday, it is celebrated on the day before and if it falls on a Sunday, it is celebrated the day after.