Delaware observes the following as official holidays on which state offices and schools are closed:
|January 1 ||New Year's Day |
|3rd Monday in January ||Martin Luther King Jr. Day |
|3rd Monday in February ||Presidents' Day |
|Good Friday |
|Last Monday in May ||Memorial Day |
|July 4 ||Independence Day |
|1st Monday in September ||Labor Day |
|2nd Monday in October ||Columbus Day |
|1st Tuesday in November ||Election Day |
|November 11 ||Veterans Day |
|4th Thursday and Friday in November ||Thanksgiving |
|December 25 ||Christmas Day |
Saturdays are also recognized as legal holidays in Delaware. In Sussex County, Return Day, which is the second day after Election Day, is also a legal holiday beginning after noon.
If a holiday falls on a Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday. If a holiday falls on a Saturday, it is observed on the preceding Friday (DE Code Tit. 1 Sec. 501, et al.).
There is nothing in Delaware law that requires private employers to provide paid or unpaid holidays to their employees.
Last reviewed on January 26, 2017.