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Wisconsin Federal and State Holidays 2017

Today – 23 May 2017 – is not a holiday in Wisconsin.

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 federal and state holidays for Wisconsin. 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
16 AprSunEaster Sunday
29 MayMonMemorial Day
4 JulTueIndependence Day
4 SepMonLabor Day
10 NovFriVeterans Day Holiday
11 NovSatVeterans Day
23 NovThuThanksgiving Day
24 DecSunChristmas Eve
25 DecMonChristmas Day
31 DecSunNew Year's Eve

Visit doa.wi.gov for the official announcement.

Wisconsin recognizes most federal holidays including Independence Day, Veteran’s Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On these days, schools and government offices are closed. In some cases, if the holiday falls on a weekend, it will be celebrated on either Friday or Monday. In addition, the governor or the President of the United States may authorize additional holidays throughout the year.

Good Friday, between the hours of 11 AM and 3 PM, is a holiday in Wisconsin. Citizens also celebrate Juneteenth day on June 19 to commemorate the end of slavery. On the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November during even years, Election Day is a holiday in Wisconsin as well.

Although state employees are provided paid holidays, there is no law in Wisconsin that requires private employers to provide paid holidays as a benefit. However, Wisconsin employers recognize that offering paid holiday is a benefit most employees request. Therefore, many private employers in the state do offer paid holidays or higher wages if an employee must work on a holiday.