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New York State government holidays

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New York State government holidays

There are twelve observed New York State holidays for state employees. Under the Attendance Rules, a holiday that falls on a Sunday is observed on the following Monday. Lincoln's Birthday and Election Day are deemed floating holidays and can optionally be observed on a later date. A holiday is observed by employees scheduled to work that day; it is not available as a regular or floating holiday for other employees.

New York State holiday name 2014 2015 2016
New Year's Day Wednesday, January 1 Thursday, January 1 Friday, January 1
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Lincoln's Birthday Wednesday, February 12 (float) Thursday, February 12 (float) Friday, February 12 (float)
Washington's Birthday (Observed)
Memorial Day
Independence Day Friday, July 4 Saturday, July 4 Monday, July 4
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Election Day (float) (float) (float)
Veterans' Day Tuesday, November 11 Wednesday, November 11 Friday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day Thursday, December 25 Friday, December 25 Monday, December 26 (observed)

Additional New York City Holidays

In addition to the official New York state holidays, New York City schools also receive the following holidays:[1] The reasoning behind the additional holidays is said to be to recognize the cultural diversity of the city where "... homes where over 185 languages are spoken and more than 42 percent of the students come from homes where English is not the primary language."[2]


  • New York State 2014 Calendar of Legal Holidays for State Employees
  • New York State 2015 Calendar of Legal Holidays for State Employees
  • New York State 2016 Calendar of Legal Holidays for State Employees
  1. ^ "NYC Public Schools Kids New Holidays". 
  2. ^ "NYC Schools to Get Islamic, Lunar Holidays Off". 
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