State of Alabama

Legal Holidays



Based on Section 1-3-8 of the Code of Alabama, 1975, as amended by Act 91-250


Holiday Always Falls on... Date in 2018
New Year's Day


January 1


January 1


Birthdays of Robert E. Lee/Martin Luther King Jr.
3rd Monday in January


January 15


Mardi Gras Day*


Tues. before Ash Wednesday



February 13


Birthdays of George Washington/Thomas Jefferson

3rd Monday in February


February 19


Confederate Memorial Day


4th Monday in April


April 23


National Memorial Day


last Monday in May


May 28


Birthday of Jefferson Davis


1st Monday in June


June 4


Independence Day


July 4


July 4


Labor Day


1st Monday in September


September 3


Columbus Day/Fraternal Day/American Indian Heritage Day
2nd Monday in October
October 8


Veterans Day


November 11


November 12




4th Thursday in November


November 22


Christmas Day


December 25


December 25


* Mardi Gras is observed in Baldwin and Mobile Counties only. All other state employees are granted a personal leave day on January 1 which may be taken anytime during the year.