Statewide Legal Holidays, Other Holidays, and Major Religious Observances in Massachusetts



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Statewide Legal Holidays, Other Holidays, and Major Religious Observances in Massachusetts


The following list includes statewide legal holidays, other holidays, and some major religious holidays. The list does not include all religious holidays observed by every faith. State and federal law require Agencies such as DDS to make reasonable accommodation to the religious needs of individuals served by the agency and employees. For information on other religious holidays observed by members of religions represented in your region, please see http://www.interfaithcalendar.org/ or contact local clergy. .

Statewide Legal Holidays:


 

2013-2014



2014-2015



2015-2016



Labor Day

Mon., Sept. 2

Mon., Sept. 1

Mon., Sept. 7

Columbus Day

Mon., Oct. 14

Mon., Oct. 13

Mon., Oct. 12

Veterans' Day

Mon., Nov. 11

Tues., Nov. 11

Wed., Nov. 11

Thanksgiving

Thurs., Nov. 28

Thurs., Nov. 27

Thurs., Nov. 26

Christmas Day

Wed., Dec. 25

Thurs., Dec. 25

Fri., Dec. 25

New Year's Day

Wed., Jan. 1

Thurs., Jan. 1

Fri., Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Mon., Jan. 20

Mon., Jan. 19

Mon., Jan. 18

Presidents' Day

Mon., Feb. 17

Mon., Feb. 16

Mon., Feb. 15

Patriots' Day

Mon., April 21

Mon., April 20

Mon., April 18

Memorial Day

Mon., May 26

Mon., May 25

Mon., May 30

Independence Day

Fri., July 4

Sat., July 4

Mon., July 4

Other Holidays and Major Religious Observances:


 

2013-2014



2014-2015



2015-2016



Eid al-Fitr**

Thurs., Aug. 8

Tues., July 29

Sat., July 18

Rosh Hashanah*

Sept. 5-Sept. 6

Sept. 25-Sept. 26

Sept. 14-Sept. 15

Yom Kippur*

Sat., Sept. 14

Sat., Oct. 4

Wed., Sept. 23

Sukkot*

Thurs., Sept. 19

Thurs., Oct. 9

Mon., Sept. 28

Ramadan**

July 9-Aug. 7

June 29-July 28

June 18-July 17

Diwali

Wed., Nov. 3

Thurs., Oct. 23

Wed., Nov. 11

Thanksgiving

Thurs., Nov. 28

Thurs., Nov. 27

Thurs., Nov. 26

Eid al-Adha**

Tues., Oct. 15

Sun., Oct. 5

Wed., Sept. 23

Chanukah*

Thurs., Nov. 28

Wed., Dec. 17

Mon., Dec. 7

Kwanzaa

Thurs., Dec. 26

Fri., Dec. 26

Sat., Dec. 26

Chinese New Year

Tues., Jan. 31

Thurs., Feb. 19

Tues., Mar. 8

Ash Wednesday

Wed., Mar. 5

Wed., Feb. 18

Wed., Feb 10

Vernal Equinox

Thurs., Mar. 20

Fri., Mar. 20

Sun., Mar. 20

Evacuation Day***

Mon., Mar. 17

Tues., Mar. 17

Thurs., Mar. 17

Palm Sunday

Sun., April 13

Sun. Mar. 29

Sun., Mar. 20

Passover *

Tues., April 15

Sat. April 4

Sat., April 23

Good Friday

Fri., April 18

Fri., April 3

Fri., Mar. 25

Easter

Sun., April 20

Sun., April 5

Sun., Mar. 27

Orthodox Good Friday

Fri., April 18

Fri., April 10

Fri., April 29

Orthodox Easter

Sun., April 20

Sun., April 12

Sun., May 1

Shavuot*

Wed., June 4

Sun., May 24

Sun., June 12

Bunker Hill Day***

Tues., June 17

Wed., June 17

Fri., June 17

*

All Jewish holidays begin at sundown on the evening prior to the day of the holiday. In addition to dates noted, observant Jews celebrate the second, seventh and eighth days of Passover; the second, eighth and ninth days of Sukkot; and two days of Shavuot. Mass. Lawyers Diary and Manual.

**

Due to the lunar calendar, these are only approximate dates.



***

Previous legal holiday in Suffolk County



Other Resource Links

  • http://www.interfaithcalendar.org/2014.htm

  • http://www.interfaithcalendar.org/2015.htm

  • http://www.interfaithcalendar.org/2016.htm




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