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South Dakota Federal and State Holidays 2017

Today – 22 November 2017 – is not a holiday in South Dakota.

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 federal and state holidays for South Dakota. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

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

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South Dakota recognizes the same public holidays as the federal government, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. If New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Veteran’s Day or Christmas fall on a Sunday, it is observed on Monday. If those holidays fall on a Saturday, they are celebrated on Friday.

South Dakota recognizes Native American Day on the second Monday in October as a legal holiday. On this holiday, South Dakotans focus on the culture, traditions and background of Native American people. The holiday replaces Columbus Day in the state.

In addition, the state combines Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays on the third Monday in February, celebrating it as President’s Day. The governor, as well as the President of the United States, may authorize additional holidays in South Dakota.

When state offices are closed due to a holiday, state employees are entitled to paid days off as well. Although there is no law requiring employers to pay higher rates of pay if an employee must work on a holiday or to pay for holidays when the business is closed, many throughout South Dakota offer at least seven paid holidays to employees.

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