Kansas observes the following as official state holidays (KS Stat. Sec. 35-107):
|January 1 ||New Year's Day |
|Third Monday in January ||Martin Luther King Jr. Day |
|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 Day |
State employees. State offices are closed and state employees are entitled to New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day as paid days off. When a holiday falls on a Saturday, it is observed on the preceding Friday; when a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is the observed holiday (KS Admin. Regs. Sec. 1-9-2).
Private employers are not required by state law to provide any holidays to their employees as paid (or unpaid) holidays. However, majority of Kansas employers observe at least seven holidays.
Reviewed April 2015.