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 2019
New Year's Day January 1 January 1
Birthdays of Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King Jr. 3rd Monday in January January 21
Birthdays of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson 3rd Monday in February February 18
Mardi Gras Day* Tuesday before Ash Wednesday March 5
Confederate Memorial Day 4th Monday in April April 22
National Memorial Day Last Monday in May May 27
Birthday of Jefferson Davis 1st Monday in June June 3
Independence Day July 4 July 4
Labor Day 1st Monday in September September 2
Columbus Day / Fraternal Day / American Indian Heritage Day 2nd Monday in October October 14
Veterans Day November 11 November 11
Thanksgiving 4th Thursday in November November 28
Christmas 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.