Connecticut Holidays laws & HR compliance analysis

Connecticut Holidays: What you need to know

Connecticut observes the following list of official holidays:
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January 1 New Year's Day
First Monday on or after January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 12 Lincoln Day
Third Monday in February Washington's Birthday
Friday before Easter Sunday (designated by the governor as a holiday) Good Friday
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 (designated by the governor as a holiday) Thanksgiving Day
December 25 Christmas Day
Whenever a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is a legal holiday, and when a holiday falls on a Saturday, the Friday immediately preceding is a legal holiday.
State employees. Each full-time permanent employee in the state service must be granted time off with pay for any legal holiday. If a legal holiday falls on a Saturday, employees must be granted equivalent time off on the Friday immediately preceding such Saturday or given another day off (Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 1-4).
Last reviewed on December 20, 2017.

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Connecticut Holidays Resources

Type Title
Handouts Managing Holiday Celebrations (Handout)
Policies Holidays
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