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Observed Holidays by State

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Employers may choose to give employees time-off for official state holidays.

Granting employees time-off for official state holidays is an optional benefit that employers may choose to provide. While time-off for state holidays is generally not mandatory, many employers use these official holidays as a guideline for determining which days off to give employees.

The average number of paid holidays for full-time employees is 9.3. Virtually all companies provide the following as paid holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Easter
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

For a detailed summary about observed and additional holidays, we have the following article: Optional Time-Off Benefits You Can Give Your Employees

If you are looking for observed holidays specific to your state or jurisdiction, please visit the respective secretary of state site. 

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