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Observed Holidays in Mississippi

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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The listed holidays are legal holidays in Mississippi.

Monday Holidays

Robert E. Lee's birthday (third Monday of January)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday (third Monday of January)

Washington's Birthday (third Monday of February)

Confederate Memorial Day (last Monday of April)

Jefferson Davis's Birthday (last Monday of May)

Memorial Day (last Monday of May)

Labor Day (first Monday of September)

Any county or municipality can declare Mardi Gras Day a legal holiday in lieu of one of the above legal holidays.

Other Holidays

New Year's Day (January 1)

Independence Day (July 4)

Veteran's Day (November 11)

Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Special Rules

If any legal holiday falls on a Sunday, then the following Monday is a holiday.

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