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Nevada Public Holidays 2017

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

Like all other states in the country, Nevada celebrates holidays where offices and businesses are closed. Many employees are unaware what laws require when it comes to holiday pay or whether they are required to work on holidays. The laws are different in each state which adds to the confusion.

Nevada Holiday Law

In Nevada, no private employers are required to provide paid holidays to employees. In addition, employers are not required to pay an employer more than their regular rate of pay on a legal holiday. If an employee works more than 40 hours each week, an employer is required to pay them overtime for any hours over 40 that are worked, but does not have to count unworked holiday hours when computing overtime.

Nevada law says that any day appointed by the President of the United States as a holiday, except Veteran’s Day, is a legal holiday in Nevada. On legal holidays, state and local governmental offices along with courts, public schools and state colleges are closed.

State Holidays

Nevada state law says that if January 1, November 11 or December 25 falls on a Saturday, the holiday is celebrated on Friday. If those dates fall on Sunday, the holiday is observed on Monday. Although it is not a legal holiday, Halloween must be moved to Friday if October 31 falls on a Saturday or to Monday if it falls on a Sunday. Nevada celebrates both Lincoln and Washington’s birthday on the third Monday in February as President’s Day. The Friday after Thanksgiving is a legal holiday known as Family Day in Nevada.

Although they are not required to do so, most private employers do provide paid holidays for their employees. Many also pay more than regular pay rates on holidays in an effort to get employees to come in on holidays or they allow them to take the holiday at a different time of the year.

Public Holidays 2017

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

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday
16 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday
20 FebMonPresident's Day
29 MayMonMemorial Day
4 JulTueIndependence Day
4 SepMonLabor Day
27 OctFriNevada Day
10 NovFriVeterans' Day Holiday
11 NovSatVeterans' Day
23 NovThuThanksgiving Day
24 NovFriFamily Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day