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Connecticut Public Holidays 2017

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

Like other states in the country, Connecticut recognizes holidays authorized by the federal government. On these holidays, state, local and county offices are closed to allow employees to spend time with family and friends. However, there are employment laws related to holidays that employees may need to know if they are employed in Connecticut.

Connecticut Holidays

All federally recognized holidays are celebrated in Connecticut, including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day and Christmas. Connecticut celebrates Lincoln’s birthday on February 12 and Washington’s Birthday on February 15.

In addition, the state recognizes Good Friday as a holiday. On these holidays, all public offices are closed as are some banks and educational institutions. The state also recognizes Columbus Day.

There is no legislation in Connecticut that requires your employer to provide you with paid time off on a holiday. If you are required to work on a holiday, your employer is not required to pay you more than your regular rate of pay for that day. All state employees are granted time off with pay for a legal holiday. In addition, state employees are not required to work on a legal holiday unless their position relates to public health or safety. State employees are only to be paid for a holiday when they are on payroll during the workday immediately preceding the holiday or the workday immediately following the holiday.

Holiday Celebrations

For state employees, if a holiday falls on a Saturday, the employee is given the Friday before as the holiday. Holidays that fall on a Sunday are celebrated the next day, on Monday. The Wage and Workplace Standards Division, which is part of the Connecticut Department of Labor handles all wage and employment issues in the state.

Private employees are not guaranteed paid holidays by their employer unless there is a collective bargaining agreement in place that requires employees be paid for holidays. Public employees are provided paid holidays under state legislation, but there are some restrictions related to overtime pay and hourly rates even for state employees. The Wage and Workplace Standards Division can answer any questions about holiday pay regulations in the state.

Public Holidays 2017

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

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