North Dakota observes the following as official holidays:
|Every Sunday |
|January 1 ||New Year's Day |
|Third Monday in January ||Martin Luther King Jr. Day |
|Third Monday in February ||Presidents' Day |
|Friday before Easter ||Good Friday |
|Last Monday in May ||Memorial Day |
|July 4 ||Independence Day |
|First Monday in September ||Labor Day |
|November 11 ||Veterans Day |
|Fourth Thursday in November ||Thanksgiving Day |
| December 25 ||Christmas Day |
The president of the United States and the governor of North Dakota may designate additional holidays. If New Year's Day, the Fourth of July, Veterans Day, or Christmas falls on a Sunday, they are observed on the following Monday. Holidays that fall on a Saturday are observed on the preceding Friday (ND Cent. Code Sec. 1-03-01et seq.).
State employers. North Dakota state offices are closed, and state employees receive the days noted above as paid days off. State offices must be closed at 12 p.m. on December 24, Christmas Eve day, if it falls on a workday (ND Cent. Code Sec. 1-03-01.1).
Private employers. Private employers are not obligated by state law to provide any holidays as paid (or unpaid) days off. However, most employers do observe several paid holidays.
Last reviewed on November 23, 2016.