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State Of California Paid Public Holidays (2018)

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Employees with the State Of California are entitled to the following paid holidays in 2018:

  • New Year's Day (January 1)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 15)
  • President's Day (February 19)
  • Memorial Day (May 28)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (September 3)
  • Veteran's Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (November 22)
  • Day After Thanksgiving Day (November 23)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)
  • State employees also get Cesar Chavez Day off. In 2018 it falls on a Saturday, so all State employees get a day (8 hours) of Holiday Credit!

Notes On Holidays:

New Year’s Day – January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – 3rd Monday in January
President’s Day – 3rd Monday In February
Cesar Chavez Day – March 31
Memorial Day – The last Monday in May
Independence Day – July 4
Labor Day – First Monday in September
Veterans Day – November 11
Thanksgiving Day – 4th Thursday in November
Day After Thanksgiving – The Friday after Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day – December 25

  • When A Holiday falls on a Saturday, State Employees receive Holiday Credit. If it falls on a Sunday, the holiday is observed the next day.
  • President’s Day is also known as Washington’s Birthday.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.’s actual birthday is January 15.
  • State Employees receive 1 Personal Holiday a year. It is credited on July 1st

Find out more here about more Vacation and Paid Time Off State of California employees get each year.

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