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Holidays

The following are holidays in California:

Every Sunday.

Jan. 1.

Third Monday in January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Feb. 12, Lincoln Day.

Third Monday in February.

March 31, Cesar Chavez Day.

Last Monday in May.

July 4.

First Monday in September.

Sept. 9, Admission Day.

Second Monday in October, Columbus Day.

Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

Dec. 25.

Good Friday from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Every day appointed by the president or governor for a public fast, thanksgiving or holiday.


Admission Day and Veterans Day as holidays.   Public offices of the state, state institutions and the University of California are to be closed on Admission Day. Similarly, public offices of the state and state institutions, including but not limited to all state agencies and the legislature, are to be closed on Nov. 11, Veterans Day. If, in a given year, Nov. 11 falls on a Saturday, then public offices of the state and state institutions, including the legislature, are to be closed on Friday, Nov. 10. If, in a given year, Nov. 11 falls on a Sunday, then public offices of the state and state institutions, including the legislature, are to be closed on Monday, Nov. 12. It is the intent of the legislature that the University of California also be closed on the Veterans Day holiday.


If any holiday falls on a Saturday, the board of supervisors of any county may by ordinance or resolution provide that an alternate day shall be a holiday for the employees of the county, except those employees of the county working as court attachés.


The legislative body of any city or district may, by ordinance or resolution, provide that every Saturday is a holiday as it respects the transaction of business in the public offices of such cities or districts, with the exception that a provision must be made for the continuance of essential public services such as police and fire protection.


Special or limited holidays.   A special or limited holiday is a holiday that applies only to a special class or classes of business, or a special class or classes of employees, and is not appointed to be generally observed throughout the state by all classes of businesses and all classes of employees.


On any special or limited holiday appointed by the president or governor, all courts and public offices of the state, any political subdivision or any city shall be open and function in the normal and usual manner. All other public functions shall be performed as on days that are not holidays, and all contracts shall be performed and business transacted as usual, except only as to or by the particular class of business or persons expressly limited or restricted by the provisions of the proclamation appointing or declaring such special or limited holiday.