Nebraska observes the following as official state holidays (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 25-2221):
|January 1 ||New Year's Day |
|Third Monday in January ||Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. |
|Third Monday in February ||Presidents' Day |
|Last Friday in April ||Arbor Day |
|Last Monday in May ||Memorial Day |
|July 4 ||Independence Day |
|First Monday in September ||Labor Day |
|Second Monday in October ||Columbus Day |
|November 11 ||Veterans Day |
|Fourth Thursday in November ||Thanksgiving Day |
|Day after Thanksgiving ||Day after Thanksgiving Day |
|December 25 ||Christmas Day |
The governor may designate additional holidays. If a holiday falls on Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday; if a holiday falls on a Saturday, it is observed on the preceding Friday. Except for Veterans Day, if a date designated as a holiday by the state is different from the federal holiday schedule, the federal schedule will be observed.
State offices are closed on these holidays, and public employees are entitled to them as paid days off.
Private employers are not required by state law to provide holidays to their employees as paid (or unpaid) days off. However, the vast majority of Nebraska employers observe several paid holidays.
Reviewed April 2015.