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Indiana Public Holidays 2017

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

The Indiana Department of Labor oversees all laws related to wages including whether or not an employer must offer employees paid holidays. Because each state passes its own legislation related to employment law, the fact that the state recognizes federal holidays does not mean an employee will automatically be paid when their company closes due to a holiday.

Indiana recognizes the same holidays that are recognized by the federal government. These holidays include New Year’s Day, Independence Day and Columbus Day. Like many other states, when the holiday falls on the weekend, it is observed on either Friday or Monday, depending on the day of the weekend on which the holiday falls.

All state offices are closed on official holidays and state employees are entitled to paid time off on those dates. Private employers, however, are not required to close on official holidays nor are they required to pay employees for the holiday if they do close. If the business remains open on the holiday, the employer is not required to pay an employee more than their regular wages and do not have to count unworked hours on a holiday as part of the hours worked when computing overtime. If an employee works more than 40 hours in one week, even if one of those days is a holiday, the employer must pay overtime for any hours worked over 40. Despite the fact that there is no legislation requiring employers to offer paid holidays, many do as a benefit.

State Holidays

In addition to federally recognized holidays, Indiana also recognizes Lincoln’s birthday on February 12. Most states combine Lincoln and Washington’s birthday on the third Monday in February as President’s Day. The governor may change the observance of any legal holiday except Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to another day during the year. In recent years, Lincoln’s birthday has been observed on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Although Indiana has no laws requiring employers to provide paid holidays to employees, many do so as a benefit to their employers. If there is a collective bargaining or other agreement in place that requires holiday pay or overtime pay for hours worked on a holiday, the employer must abide by that agreement.

Public Holidays 2017

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

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday
16 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday
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
24 NovFriLincoln's Birthday Holiday
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueWashington's Birthday Holiday