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New York State Holidays 2024

In New York, State holidays, such as Independence Day, Memorial Day, and Labour Day, are all federal holidays observed by the federal government. Holidays observed on Sundays are celebrated the Monday after. These days are marked by a lot of office and business closures.

State-specific holidays are also unique to New York. For instance, rather than celebrating President’s Day on February 12, it honors the birthdays of George Washington on the third Monday of the month and Abraham Lincoln on February 12. Celebrated on the second Sunday in June rather than a Monday, Flag Day is another unusual event.

When offices are closed for a public holiday, state employees are paid for the extra day off. Many private firms in New York offer paid holidays and increased pay rates on holidays as employee benefits, even though they are not compelled to do so.

2024 New York Public State Holidays

Several public holidays will be observed by New York State in 2024, each of which will commemorate important social, cultural, and historical occasions. These celebrations provide an insight into the rich diversity of New York culture and its dedication to honoring historical events that have influenced the state and the country.

  • New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1, 2024
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 15, 2024
  • Lincoln’s Birthday: Monday, February 12, 2024
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 27, 2024
  • Independence Day: Thursday, July 4, 2024
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 2, 2024
  • Columbus Day: Monday, October 14, 2024
  • Veteran’s Day: Monday, November 11, 2024
  • Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 28, 2024
  • Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25, 2024

1. New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1, 2024

 Celebrating the first day of the year, it’s a time for New Yorkers to welcome new beginnings.

2. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 15, 2024

On this day, we remember and pay tribute to the civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his efforts to racial justice and equality.

3. Lincoln’s Birthday: Monday, February 12, 2024

The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, is honored on this holiday for his emancipation of the slaves and his leadership throughout the American Civil War.

4. Memorial Day: Monday, May 27, 2024

 A solemn day of remembrance for those who have died in military service to the United States.

5. Independence Day: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Celebrating the adoption of the United States as an independent nation and the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

6. Labor Day: Monday, September 2, 2024

A tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers.

7. Columbus Day: Monday, October 14, 2024

This day, which honors Christopher Columbus’s landing in the Americas in 1492, has evolved into a talking point for debates over the background and effects of European colonization.

8. Veteran’s Day: Monday, November 11, 2024

paying tribute to former members of the US armed forces.

9. Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 28, 2024

 A day of giving thanks for the blessings of the harvest and the preceding year.

10. Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25, 2024

Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas Day is a widely observed cultural and religious holiday.

These holidays honor the historical and cultural turning points that are important to New York and the United States as a whole, in addition to serving as times for relaxation and enjoyment.

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