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Iowa Federal and State Holidays 2017

Today – 22 November 2017 – is not a holiday in Iowa.

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 federal and state holidays for Iowa. 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
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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Iowa recognizes all federal holidays as well as the Friday after Thanksgiving. Although employers are not required to give paid time off, all employers are required to grant time off to veterans on Veteran’s Day as long as the employee’s absence would not cause a significant hardship on the employer.

Employees must provide their employer with one-month notice that they plan to take off on Veteran’s Day and must provide the employer with a federal certificate of release or discharge from active duty that demonstrates they are a veteran. The employer must notify the employee beforehand if they will be paid for Veteran’s Day if they choose not to work that day.

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