Ohio observes the following dates as official holidays:
|January 1 ||New Year's Day |
|Third Monday in January ||Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday |
|Third Monday in February ||Presidents 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 |
|December 25 ||Christmas |
Ohio state government offices are closed on these days, and state employees are entitled to them as paid days off. If a legal holiday falls on a Sunday, the next day is observed as the holiday; if it falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed as the holiday (OH Rev. Code Sec. 124.18 to Sec. 124.19).
Private employers are not obligated by state law to provide any holidays as paid (or unpaid) days off. However, most employers do provide at least six paid holidays.
Reviewed November 2015.