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Nebraska Public Holidays 2017

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

Nebraska recognizes the same holidays that are celebrated throughout the United States, many of which are designated as federal legal holidays. However, the fact that the state recognizes holidays does not mean that all employees are entitled to paid days off on those days.

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.

Nebraska recognizes holidays that are celebrated throughout the country. Many of these are determined by the federal government, including Memorial Day, Labor Day and Independence Day. If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the state celebrates on Friday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the state celebrates on Monday.

Nebraska Holidays

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.

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.

Public Holidays 2017

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

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday
16 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday
20 FebMonPresident's Day
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