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Oregon Public Holidays 2017

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

Citizens in Oregon celebrate many of the same holidays as the rest of the country, most of which are recognized by the federal government. The state is also granted the authority to determine whether an employee must be paid for holidays or if the employer must pay a premium rate of pay if the employee is required to work on holidays.

Oregon recognizes nine legal holidays, all of which are also federally recognized holidays. If the holiday falls on a weekend, it is celebrated on either Friday or Monday depending on which day of the weekend the holiday falls.

Oregon Holidays

In addition to all federally recognized holidays, Oregon also recognizes every Sunday as a holiday. The governor may appoint additional holidays throughout the year as well. Employees who are veterans may request Veteran’s Day off, but must provide the employer with 21 days’ notice as well as documentation of their veteran status. The employer may deny time off if it will present a hardship to the business and must inform the employee within 14 days of Veteran’s Day if the holiday will be granted as well as if it is paid or unpaid.

All Oregon public employees are provided paid holidays. Private employers are not required to provide paid holidays to employees. They are also not required to offer premium pay on a holiday or grant additional days off if an employee must work on holidays. However, Oregon courts have ruled that if paid holidays are promised to employees, whether orally or in writing, paid holidays must be granted.

Although Oregon law does not require them to do so, many private employers offer paid holidays as a benefit. In addition, some offer higher rates of pay to employees in an effort to encourage them to work on a holiday.

Public Holidays 2017

This list has now been updated to reflect the official dates released by the Oregon 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
10 NovFriVeterans' Day Holiday
11 NovSatVeterans' Day
23 NovThuThanksgiving Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day