South Carolina Holidays laws & HR compliance analysis

South Carolina Holidays: What you need to know

South Carolina observes the following as official holidays:
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January 1 New Year's Day
Third Monday in January Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Third Monday in February Washington's Birthday/President's Day
May 10 Confederate Memorial Day
Last Monday in May National Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
First Monday in September Labor Day
November 11 Veterans Day
Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day
Friday after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving
December 24 Christmas Eve
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Day after Christmas
When a legal holiday falls on a Sunday, the next day is observed as the paid day off. When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding day is observed as the holiday (S.C. Code Ann. Sec. 53-5-10, 53-5-30).
South Carolina government offices are closed on these holidays and state employees are entitled to these days as paid days off.
Private employers are not obligated by state law to provide any holidays as paid (or unpaid) days off. However, most employers observe several paid holidays.
Last reviewed on November 8, 2017.

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South Carolina Holidays Resources

Type Title
Handouts Managing Holiday Celebrations (Handout)
Policies Holidays
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