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2020 California State Holidays


2020 State of California Employee Holidays

Holiday Day
New Year's DayWednesday, January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. DayMonday, January 20
Presidents' DayMonday, February 17
Cesar Chavez DayTuesday, March 31
Memorial DayMonday, May 25
Independence DaySaturday, July 4*
Labor DayMonday, September 7
Veterans DayWednesday, November 11
ThanksgivingThursday, November 26
Day After ThanksgivingFriday, November 27
Christmas DayFriday, December 25

*Because Independence Day falls on a Saturday in 2020, full-time State Employees will receive 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

More On Holidays

  • Columbus Day (October 12, 2020) is not a paid holiday for State of California employees.
  • 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 per year. It is credited on July 1st.

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