South Dakota Holidays laws & HR compliance analysis

South Dakota Holidays: What you need to know

South Dakota observes the following as official holidays:
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Every Sunday
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 Native Americans' Day
November 11 Veterans Day
Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day
December 25 Christmas Day
The governor or president of the United States may appoint additional holidays. If New Year's Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, or Christmas Day falls on Sunday, it is observed on the next Monday; if one of these days falls on a Saturday, it is observed on the preceding Friday (SD Cod. Laws Sec. 1-5-1).
State employers. South Dakota state offices are closed and state employees are entitled to the days mentioned above as paid days off (SD Cod. Laws Sec. 3-6-30).
Private employers . Private employers are not obligated by state law to provide any holidays as paid (or unpaid) days off. However, most employers do observe at least seven paid holidays.
Last reviewed on November 27, 2017.

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South Dakota Holidays Resources

Type Title
Handouts Managing Holiday Celebrations (Handout)
Policies Holidays
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