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Nebraska Federal and State Holidays 2017

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

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 federal and state holidays for Nebraska. 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
16 AprSunEaster Sunday
28 AprFriArbor Day
29 MayMonMemorial Day
4 JulTueIndependence Day
4 SepMonLabor Day
9 OctMonColumbus Day
10 NovFriVeterans Day Holiday
11 NovSatVeterans Day
23 NovThuThanksgiving Day
24 NovFriThanksgiving Friday
25 DecMonChristmas Day

Visit dmv.ne.gov for the official announcement.

There are some differences in the holidays celebrated in Nebraska and other states in the country. Nebraska considers Arbor Day to be a holiday and celebrates it on the last Friday in April. The day after Thanksgiving is considered a holiday in Nebraska as well. Except for Veteran’s Day, if the date of a holiday in Nebraska is different than what is determined by the federal government, the federal holiday is observed.

According to Nebraska law, state offices are closed on legal holidays and all employees are paid for the time off. However, private employers are not required by state law to give employees paid days off on a holiday. In addition, if an employee is required to work on a holiday, the employer is not required to pay them a higher rate simply because it is a holiday.

Although private employers are not legally required to do so, most in Nebraska do offer paid holidays to employees. Many also offer overtime pay or higher rates on holidays to compensate employees who work on holidays as well. Others may offer other days off during the year to compensate for an employee who must work on a holiday.