Wyoming Federal and State Holidays 2017Today – 23 October 2017 – is not a holiday in Wyoming.
This page contains a calendar of all 2017 federal and state holidays for Wyoming. 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|
|20 Feb||Mon||President's Day|
|29 May||Mon||Memorial Day|
|4 Jul||Tue||Independence Day|
|4 Sep||Mon||Labor Day|
|10 Nov||Fri||Veterans Day Holiday|
|11 Nov||Sat||Veterans Day|
|23 Nov||Thu||Thanksgiving Day|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
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Wyoming celebrates nine holidays, all of which are recognized by the federal government. In addition, the governor or the President of the United States may declare additional holidays. If New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Christmas or Veteran’s Day falls on a Sunday, it is celebrated on Monday. If those holidays fall on a Saturday, they are celebrated on Friday.
The third Monday in January is celebrated as both Martin Luther King Jr Day and Wyoming Equality Day. Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays are combined with celebrations held on the third Monday in February. Cheyenne, Wyoming, also celebrates Frontier Days in July as a way to celebrate the town’s Old West roots. A large festival is held and although not all business close, many do to allow citizens to celebrate and enjoy the festivities.
State offices are closed on holidays and state employees given paid leave. Private employers are not required to give employees paid holidays. However, many employers offer either paid holidays or premium pay as a benefit to their staff.
Devils Tower National Monument
Devils Tower National Monument is located in Crook County in northeast Wyoming. It encloses a 867-foot-tall volcanic rock butte.
Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park is located in far northwestern Wyoming, just to the south of Yellowstone National Park. The park is popular among eco-tourists.