Education and Publications | State Holidays



New Year's Day - 1st Day (1)(2)

Martin Luther King's and Robert E. Lee's Birthdays - 3rd Monday


George Washington's Birthday - 3rd Monday


Confederate Memorial Day - Last Monday 


National Memorial Day / Jefferson Davis' Birthday - Last Monday


Independence Day (July 4th)


Labor Day - 1st Monday


Armistice Day (Veteran's Day) - 11th Day (1)(2)

Thanksgiving Day

The day of Thanksgiving is fixed by proclamation by the Governor and shall be fixed to correspond to the date proclaimed by the President of the United States. (Section 3-3-7, Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated.) The Governor, at his discretion, designates any additional day(s) for further observance of the Thanksgiving Season by the same proclamation. (3)



Christmas Day - 25th Day
In addition to Christmas Day, any day(s) designated, at the Governor's discretion, for the observance of the Christmas Season are fixed by proclamation by the Governor. (1)(2)(3)

Section 3-3-7, Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated (Amended in regular Session 1987, effective from and after passage March 20, 1987.)

(1) Section 25-1-97, Mississippi Code of 1972, Provides that holidays which fall on Saturday or Sunday may be observed by state agencies on the following Monday.

(2) Section 25-1-99, Mississippi Code of 1972, provides that county courthouses may be closed on Friday in observance of state holidays which fall on Saturday, or closed on Monday for holidays which fall on Sunday. (Amended in Regular Session 1988, to become effective July 1, 1988.)

(3) (All other state holiday notices are posted by the Secretary of State pursuant to Section 3-3-7 and 25-1-97, Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated.)