2014 Official State Holidays

Published 12/10/2013 02:12:58 PM | Updated 12/19/2014 03:12:59 AM

What are the official state holidays in 2014?

2014 Official State Holidays

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Date Observed in 2014
New Year's Day
January 1
Wednesday, January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
3rd Monday in January
Monday, January 20
Mardi Gras
Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
Tuesday, March 4
Good Friday
Friday before Easter
Friday, April 18
*Memorial Day Last Monday in May Monday, May 26
Independence Day
July 4
Friday, July 4
Labor Day
1st Monday in September
Monday, September 1
Veterans Day
November 11
Tuesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day
4th Thursday in November
Thursday, November 27
Christmas Day
December 25
Thursday, December 25


The Governor has proclaimed the dates listed below as legal holidays: http://www.civilservice.louisiana.gov/files/general_circulars/2014/GC2014-032.pdf

Friday, November 28, 2014, Acadian Day – see Proclamation No. 114 BJ 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014 – see Proclamation No. 115 BJ 2014

Friday, January 2, 2015 – see Proclamation No. 116 BJ 2014

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. The Open Primary/Congressional Election is scheduled on November 4, 2014.

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

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