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Hawaii Federal and State Holidays 2017

Today – 24 May 2017 – is not a holiday in Hawaii.

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 federal and state holidays for Hawaii. 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
20 FebMonPresident's Day
26 MarSunPrince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day
27 MarMonPrince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Holiday
14 AprFriGood Friday
16 AprSunEaster Sunday
29 MayMonMemorial Day
11 JunSunKing Kamehameha Day
12 JunMonKing Kamehameha Day Holiday
4 JulTueIndependence Day
18 AugFriStatehood Day
4 SepMonLabor Day
10 NovFriVeterans Day Holiday
11 NovSatVeterans Day
23 NovThuThanksgiving Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day

Visit dhrd.hawaii.gov for the official announcement.

There are some holidays celebrated in Hawaii that are not federally recognized. Hawaii considers Good Friday a holiday with many offices and businesses closed. Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day is celebrated on March 26 each year. The day is celebrated with festivals and parades in honor of the Prince’s efforts to improve the lives of the Hawaiian people, especially the passage of the 1920 Hawaiian Homes Commission Act which provided homesteads for native Hawaiians.

On June 11, the state celebrates King Kamehameha Day in honor of Hawaii’s first king who united the islands in 1810. Hawaiian Statehood Day is also celebrated on the third Friday in August. The state also recognizes election day on the first Tuesday of November in even-numbered years. The Governor of Hawaii is also authorized to designate additional holidays.

Public employees receive paid holidays as a benefit, but there is no legislation that requires private employers to provide paid holidays. Private employers are not required to pay more than the employee’s regular rate if they work on a holiday, although an employee who works more than 40 hours in any week is eligible for overtime. If the business closes on the holiday, the employer is not required to pay the employee for the time they do not work.