New Mexico Federal and State Holidays 2017Today – 19 August 2017 – is not a holiday in New Mexico.
This page contains a calendar of all 2017 federal and state holidays for New Mexico. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year Holiday|
|16 Jan||Mon||Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday|
|16 Apr||Sun||Easter Sunday|
|29 May||Mon||Memorial Day|
|4 Jul||Tue||Independence Day|
|4 Sep||Mon||Labor Day|
|9 Oct||Mon||Columbus Day|
|10 Nov||Fri||Veterans Day Holiday|
|11 Nov||Sat||Veterans Day|
|23 Nov||Thu||Thanksgiving Day|
|24 Nov||Fri||President's Day Holiday|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
Visit spo.state.nm.us for the official announcement.
New Mexico does not have holidays that are different from the federal government. However, many areas of the state refer to Veteran’s Day as Armistice Day. Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays are combined and known as President’s Day which is celebrated on the third Monday in February. Columbus Day in New Mexico is celebrated on the second Monday in October.
State agencies and offices are closed on legal holidays and employees are given the days off with pay. Private employers are not required to pay employees for holidays even if the business closes. If the business remains open, the employer does not have to pay a higher rate of pay to employees who are required to work and does not have to offer the employee other days off to make up for working on a holiday. Although there is no requirement to do so, many New Mexico businesses do offer employees paid holidays.
Albuquerque is the capital and largest city in New Mexico. It has a population of over 550,000 and a metro area of over 900,000.