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Louisiana State Holidays 2017

Today – 24 April 2017 – is not a holiday in Louisiana.

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 state holidays for Louisiana. 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
28 FebTueMardi Gras Day
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
25 DecMonChristmas Day

Visit doa.la.gov for the official announcement.

Louisiana is unique in that the state is divided into parishes rather than counties like many other states in the country. In some cases, holidays are celebrated in certain parishes and not in others. However, there are holidays that are celebrated throughout the state, many of which are recognized by the federal government as well.

Federal holidays such as Washington’s Birthday, Independence Day and Labor Day are all celebrated in Louisiana. Public employees are given paid holidays on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Every four years, Inauguration Day is considered a holiday and every two years General Election Day is holiday with public offices closed.

The state of Louisiana celebrates Battle of New Orleans Day on January 8 to commemorate General Andrew Jackson’s victory on Lake Champlain near New Orleans. On January 19, Louisiana celebrates Robert E. Lee Day while Martin Luther King Jr Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January. Mardi Gras is also celebrated throughout Louisiana. Most public offices are open on all these holidays, although some parishes have ordinances requiring public offices to close during Mardi Gras.