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New York Federal and State Holidays 2017

Today – 23 September 2017 – is not a holiday in New York.

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 federal and state holidays for New York. 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
12 FebSunLincoln's Birthday
13 FebMonLincoln's Birthday Holiday
20 FebMonPresident's Day
16 AprSunEaster Sunday
29 MayMonMemorial Day
4 JulTueIndependence Day
4 SepMonLabor Day
9 OctMonColumbus Day
10 NovFriVeterans Day Holiday
11 NovSatVeterans Day
23 NovThuThanksgiving Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day

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New York celebrates all federal holidays that are recognized by the federal government including Independence Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, it is observed the following Monday. On these holidays, many businesses and offices are closed.

In addition to federal holidays, New York also celebrates holidays that are unique to the state. New York celebrates Lincoln’s birthday on February 12 and Washington’s birthday on the third Monday in February rather than combining the two as President’s Day. New York also celebrates Flag Day on the second Sunday in June. Flag Day is the only holiday that is not moved to Monday.

State employees are entitled to holiday pay when offices are closed for a legal holiday. Private employers are not required to provide paid holidays. Although there are no laws in place to require employers to offer paid holidays or to pay a higher rate of pay when an employee works on a holiday, many employers in New York offer both higher pay rates and paid holidays to employees as a benefit.

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