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Delaware Federal and State Holidays 2017

Today – 19 August 2017 – is not a holiday in Delaware.

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 federal and state holidays for Delaware. 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
14 AprFriGood Friday
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

Visit delawarepersonnel.com for the official annoucement.

Delaware celebrates eleven holidays that are also recognized by the federal government. On these days, state offices are closed and state employees are given paid days off for all holidays. However, there are some unique features about Delaware’s holiday law.

State employees are given paid days off on any federally recognized holiday. The same is true for some city and county employees as well. Private employers are not required to give employees paid time off for holidays.

In Sussex County, Delaware, located in the southern section of the state, Return Day is celebrated in the county seat of Georgetown on the Thursday after Election Day.