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Florida Legal Holidays Laws

Certain holidays, including Labor Day and Memorial Day, are officially recognized in all states. On these days, workers typically are paid extra and certain institutions (like banks) are closed. But each state has its own legal holidays that reflect their unique history and culture. Florida state holidays that are paid days off for state employees include Confederate Memorial Day, Pascuia Florida Day, and Robert E. Lee's Birthday.

The table below lists legal holidays in Florida. See FindLaw's Employment Law center to learn more about your rights as an employee.

Code Section 110.117; 683.01; legal holidays-public holidays
Holidays New Year's Day; Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veterans Day; Thanksgiving; friday after Thanksgiving; Christmas. Following are not official holidays but paid days off for state employees: Robert E. Lee's Birthday; Lincoln's Birthday; Susan B. Anthony's Birthday; Washington's Birthday; Shrove Tuesday; Good Friday; Pascua Florida Day; Confederate Memorial Day; Jefferson Davis's Birthday; Columbus Day; Flag Day; Veterans Day

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Florida employment attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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