Wisconsin Holidays laws & HR compliance analysis

Wisconsin Holidays: What you need to know

Wisconsin observes the following as official holidays:
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January 1 New Year's Day
January 15 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
3rd Monday in February Presidents Day
Good Friday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (for purposes of worship)
Last Monday in May Decoration, or Memorial Day
June 19 Juneteenth Day
July 4 Independence Day/Indian Rights Day
1st Monday in September Labor Day
2nd Monday in October Columbus Day
November 11 Veterans Day
4th Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day
December 25 Christmas Day
September Primary Day
November General Election Day
In every first-class city (a city with a population of over 150,000), the day municipal elections are held is a holiday and the afternoon of a primary election is a half holiday.
When a holiday falls on a Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday (WI Code Sec. 995.20).
Last reviewed on November 8, 2017.

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Wisconsin Holidays Resources

Type Title
Handouts Managing Holiday Celebrations (Handout)
Policies Holidays
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