Virginia Holidays laws & HR compliance analysis

Virginia Holidays: What you need to know

Virginia observes the following as official holidays:
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January 1 New Year's Day
Friday preceding the third Monday of January Lee-Jackson Day
Third Monday in January Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Third Monday of February George Washington Day
Last Monday of May Memorial Day
Fourth day of July Independence Day
First Monday of September Labor Day
Second Monday of October Columbus Day and Yorktown Victory Day
November 11 Veterans Day
Fourth Thursday of November Thanksgiving Day
Day following Fourth Thursday of November Friday after Thanksgiving
December 25 Christmas
When a holiday falls on a Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday; when it falls on a Saturday, it is observed on the previous Friday (VA Stat. Sec. 2.2-3300).
State employers. By law, state agencies and offices are closed on legal holidays, and employees of the state government are entitled to legal holidays as paid days off.
Private employers. Private employers are not obligated by state law to provide any holidays as paid (or unpaid) days off.
Last reviewed on November 14, 2017.

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Virginia Holidays Resources

Type Title
Handouts Managing Holiday Celebrations (Handout)
Policies Holidays
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