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2023 California State Holidays


The table below is a list of holidays in California for 2023.

The next paid holiday for State of California employees is Monday, February 20th for Presidents' Day. Enjoy the holiday!

2023 State of California Employee Holidays

HolidayDay
New Year's DayMonday, January 2*
Martin Luther King Jr. DayMonday, January 16
Presidents' DayMonday, February 20
Cesar Chavez DayFriday, March 31
Memorial DayMonday, May 29
Independence DayTuesday, July 4
Labor DayMonday, September 4
Veterans DayFriday, November 10**
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 23
Day After ThanksgivingFriday, November 24
Christmas DayMonday, December 25
  • *With New Year's Day falling on a Sunday, the holiday is observed on Monday, January 2
  • **With Labor Day (November 11) falling on a Saturday, the holiday is observed the Friday before

Notes On Holidays

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

More On Holidays

  • Columbus Day (October 10, 2022) is not a paid holiday for State of California employees.
  • As of June 2022, Juneteenth 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.
  • An exception to the above is Veterans' Day on November 11. When November 11 is a Saturday, the holiday is observed on the Friday before.
  • President’s Day is also known as Washington’s Birthday.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated to mark the birthday of Dr. King and is observed on the third Monday in January. His actual birthday is January 15.
  • State Employees receive 1 Personal Holiday per year, which is credited on July 1st.
  • Cesar Chavez Day (March 31) is not a Holiday observed statewide. Although State of California employees get the day off, most school districts, businesses and federal employees still have to work.

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