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Observed Holidays in Rhode Island

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The listed holidays are legal holidays in Rhode Island.

Monday Holidays

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (third Monday in January)

Washington's Birthday (third Monday in February)

Memorial Day (last Monday in May)

Victory Day (second Monday in August)

Labor Day (first Monday in September)

Columbus Day (second Monday in October)

Other Holidays


New Year's Day (January 1)

Rhode Island Independence Day (May 4)

Independence Day (July 4)

Veterans Day (November 11)

Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November)

Christmas Day (December 25)

days of general state elections

Special Rules

In the event that New Year's Day, Independence Day, Veterans' Day or Christmas Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, state employees will celebrate the holiday on the following Monday.

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