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2024 California State Holidays


The table below is a list of holidays in California for 2024.

The next paid holiday for State of California employees is Thursday, July 4th for Independence Day. Enjoy the holiday!

2024 State of California Employee Holidays

HolidayDay
New Year's DayMonday, January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. DayMonday, January 15
Presidents' DayMonday, February 19
Cesar Chavez DayMonday, April 1*
Memorial DayMonday, May 27
Independence DayThursday, July 4
Labor DayMonday, September 2
Veterans DayMonday, November 11
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 28
Day After ThanksgivingFriday, November 29
Christmas DayWednesday, December 25
  • *With Cesar Chavez Day (March 31st) falling on a Sunday, the holiday is observed on Monday, April 1st.

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 (Monday, October 14, 2024) is not a paid holiday for State of California employees.
  • Juneteenth (Wednesday, June 19, 2024) 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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