Vermont Legal Holidays Laws

The seasons come and go, marked as much by the holidays we have circled on our work calendars as the turning leaves in the fall, snow in the winter, and sunshine in the summer. For some, legal holidays can help us remember historical figures and events as well as mark the passing of the working year. While getting a three-day weekend is fantastic, not all holidays are treated equally, and not all employers treat holiday pay the same. So here is a quick summary of legal holidays laws in Vermont.

Vermont State Holidays

Vermont state offices are closed on legal holidays, and state government employees are entitled to these as paid days off. Typically, if any legal holiday which falls on a Saturday it will be observed on the preceding Friday. Any legal holiday which falls on a Sunday shall be observed on the following Monday.

Private Employers

Private employers are not required by state law to provide any holidays as paid (or unpaid) days off. However, many Vermont employers do grant at least six (6)paid holidays. Check you employment contract or speak to your human resources department to learn more.

Bennington Day in Vermont

Bennington Battle Day is a state holiday in Vermont to honor of the Battle of Bennington, which took place during the Revolutionary War in North America in 1777. The day is usually celebrated annually on August 16.

The following is a complete list of Vermont's legal holidays. See FindLaw's Employment Law section to learn more about your rights as an employee.

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Holidays
  • New Years Day
    Thursday, Jan 1, 2015
  • Martin Luther King Day
    Monday, Jan 19, 2015
  • President's Day
    Monday, Feb 16, 2015
  • Town Meeting Day
    Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 25, 2015
  • Independence Day
    Saturday, Jul 4, 2015
    Observed:
    Friday, Jul 3, 2015
  • Bennington Battle Day
    Sunday, Aug 16, 2015
    Observed:
    Monday, Aug 17, 2015
  • Labor Day
    Monday, Sep 7, 2015
  • Veteran's Day
    Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
  • Thanksgiving Day
    Thursday, Nov 26, 2015
  • Christmas Day
    Friday, Dec 25, 2015

Note: State laws are always subject to change, usually through legislation, ballot initiative, or court ruling -- contact a Vermont employment law attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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