2016 Official State Holidays

Published 12/03/2015 02:12:26 PM | Updated 12/03/2015 02:12:29 PM

What are the official state holidays in 2016?

2016 Official State Holidays


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Date Observed in 2016

New Year's Day

January 1

Friday, January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday

3rd Monday in January

Monday, January 18

Mardi Gras

Tuesday before Ash Wednesday

Tuesday, February 9

Good Friday

Friday before Easter

Friday, March 25

*Memorial Day

Last Monday in May

Monday, May 30

Independence Day

July 4

Monday, July 4

Labor Day

1st Monday in September

Monday, September 5

Veterans Day

November 11

Friday, November 11

Thanksgiving Day

4th Thursday in November

Thursday, November 24

Christmas Day

December 25

Monday, December 26


Inauguration Day is a holiday in the City of Baton Rouge once every four years, and Memorial Day shall be annually proclaimed as a legal holiday as specified in R.S.1.55.

Louisiana Revised Statute 1:55 declares days of public rest and legal holidays: http://legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=74097

Other dates may be proclaimed as holidays by the Governor. Dates proclaimed as holidays by the Governor are found in the Civil Service "General Circulars" at: http://www.civilservice.louisiana.gov/Publications/GeneralCirculars.aspx

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