2013 Official State Holidays

Published 12/13/2012 03:12:47 PM | Updated 01/24/2014 03:01:59 AM

What are the official state holidays in 2013?


A list of the official Louisiana state holidays for 2013 is available on the Office of State Purchasing and Travel website (shown below).

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Date Observed in 2013
New Year's Day
January 1
Tuesday, January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
3rd Monday in January
Monday, January 21
Mardi Gras
Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
Tuesday, February 12
Good Friday
Friday before Easter
Friday, March 29

*Memorial Day

Last Monday in May Monday, May 27
Independence Day
July 4
Thursday, July 4
Labor Day
1st Monday in September
Monday, September 2
Veterans Day
November 11
Monday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day
4th Thursday in November
Thursday, November 28
Christmas Day
December 25
Wednesday, December 25

*Inauguration Day is a holiday in the City of Baton Rouge once every four years, and Memorial Day shall be annually proclaimed as a legal holiday as specified in R.S.1.55. General Election Day is a state holiday the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even-numbered years.

Louisiana Revised Statute 1:55 declares days of public rest and legal holidays: http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=74097

Other dates may be proclaimed as holidays by the Governor.  Dates proclaimed as holidays by the Governor are found in the Civil Service "General Circulars" at: http://www.civilservice.louisiana.gov/Publications/GeneralCirculars.aspx 

The list of 2014 Official Holidays is available online at: http://doa.louisiana.gov/osp/aboutus/2014holidays.htm

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