The following is a list of legal holidays and the dates on which they will be observed for calendar years 2016, 2017 and 2018.
|New Years Day – January first||Jan. 1||Jan. 1 **||Jan. 1|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day– Third Monday in January||Jan. 18||Jan. 16||Jan. 15|
|Washington’s Birthday – Third Monday in February||Feb. 15||Feb. 20||Feb. 19|
|Patriots' Day – Third Monday in April||Apr. 18||Apr. 17||Apr. 16|
|Memorial Day – Last Monday in May||May 30||May 29||May 28|
|Independence Day – July 4th||July 4||July 4||July 4|
|Labor Day – First Monday in September||Sept. 5||Sept. 4||Sept. 3|
|Columbus Day – Second Monday in October||Oct. 10||Oct. 9||Oct. 8|
|Veterans Day – November 11th||Nov. 11||Nov. 11 *||Nov. 11 **|
|Thanksgiving Day – Customarily the fourth Thursday in November||Nov. 24||Nov. 23||Nov. 22|
|Christmas Day – December 25th||Dec. 25 **||Dec. 25||Dec. 25|
*In the event a legal holiday falls on a Saturday, all offices under the jurisdiction of any department of state government shall be open to the public for business on the Friday immediately preceding any Saturday holiday.
** In the event a legal holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday.
Managers and confidential employees: As many employees as possible should be given off the Friday immediately preceding the Saturday holiday. Whenever possible, the following Monday shall be used as the alternative day off. Employees assigned to work shall be given an additional day off.
Bargaining unit employees: See the relevant collective bargaining agreement (login via myUMassD portal).