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Following is a list of Massachusetts holidays and the dates on which they will be observed for calendar years 2021 - 2023.






New Year’s Day

January First


Jan. 1, Fri.


Jan. 1, Sat.*


Jan. 1, Sun.** 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Third Monday in January


Jan. 18, Mon.


Jan. 17, Mon.


Jan. 16, Mon.

Washington’s Birthday

Third Monday in February


Feb. 15, Mon.


Feb. 14, Mon.


Feb. 20, Mon.

Patriots’ Day

Third Monday in April


Apr. 19, Mon.


Apr. 18, Mon.


Apr. 17, Mon.

Memorial Day

Last Monday in May


May 31, Mon.


May 30, Mon.


May 29, Mon.

Juneteenth Independence Day

June 19th


June 19th, Sat.*


June 19th, Sun.**


June 19, Mon.

Independence Day

July 4th


July 4, Sun.**


July 4, Mon.


July 4, Tue. 

Labor Day

First Monday in September


Sept. 6, Mon.


Sept. 5, Mon.


Sept. 4, Mon.

Columbus Day

Second Monday in October


Oct. 11, Mon.


Oct. 10, Mon.


Oct. 9, Mon. 

Veterans’ Day

November 11th


Nov. 11, Thu.


Nov. 11, Fri. 


Nov. 11, Sat.* 

Thanksgiving Day

Customarily the fourth Thursday in November 


Nov. 25, Thurs.


Nov. 24, Thurs.


Nov. 23, Thurs.

Christmas Day

December 25th


Dec. 25, Sat.* 


Dec. 25, Sun.**


Dec. 25, Mon.


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.

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.


In the event a legal holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday.

Bargaining unit employees: please reference your collective bargaining agreement for more information specific to your union


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