State of Alabama Legal Holidays

Based on Section 1-3-8 of the Code of Alabama, 1975,as amended by Act 91-250


Always falls on...

Date in 2020 Date in 2021
New Year's Day

January 1

January 1, 2020 January 1, 2021
Robert E. Lee/Martin Luther King Jr.

3rd Monday in January

January 20 January 18
George Washington/Thomas Jefferson

3rd Monday in February

February 17 February 15
Mardi Gras Day

Tuesday before Ash Wednesday

February 25*** February 16***
Confederate Memorial Day

4th Monday in April

April 27 April 26
National Memorial Day

last Monday in May

May 25 May 31
Jefferson Davis' Birthday

1st Monday in June

June 1 June 7
Independence Day

July 4

July 4 July 4
Labor Day

1st Monday in September

September 7 September 6
Columbus Day/American Indian Heritage Day

2nd Monday in October

October 12 October 11
Veterans Day

November 11

November 11 November 11

4th Thursday in November

November 26 November 25
Christmas Day

December 25

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.