Utah observes the following as official holidays:
|Every Sunday |
|January 1 ||New Year's Day |
|Third Monday in January ||Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day |
|Third Monday in February ||Washington and Lincoln Day |
|Last Monday in May ||Memorial Day |
|July 4 ||Independence Day |
|July 24 ||Pioneer 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 |
Any day appointed by the president of the United States or the governor of the state.
If a holiday falls on Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday; if a holiday falls on a Saturday, it is observed on the preceding Friday (UT Code Sec. 63G-1-301).
State employees. In addition to the above holidays, state employees may choose one day called a Personal Preference Day scheduled according to the rules adopted by the Department of Human Resource Management.
Private employees. Private employers are not obligated by state law to provide any holidays as paid or unpaid time off. However, many Utah employers observe some of the following practices:
• Paying premium pay to employees who work on holidays
• Counting unworked hours on holidays as "hours worked" when computing overtime
• Paying employees for unworked hours on holidays
Last reviewed on January 9, 2018.