Civic and Religious Holidays

Civil and Religious Holidays have historically been observed and celebrated in Texas. In Texas, each state has its own jurisdiction over its holidays, which are usually designated by its legislature. Updated 8 months ago

Below are listed the principal federal and state government holidays; Christian, Jewish and Islamic holidays and festivals; and special recognition days for 2022 and 2023. Technically, the United States does not observe national holidays. Each state has jurisdiction over its holidays, which are usually designated by its legislature. The list was compiled partially from the Texas Government Code, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Astronomical Phenomena 2022, and Astronomical Phenomena 2023, published jointly by the U.S. Naval Observatory and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office.

Federal legal public holidays are shown in bold. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday may be treated as a
holiday. If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday may be treated as a holiday.

Days marked with an asterisk (*) are state holidays in Texas. For state employees, the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 24, and Dec. 26 are also holidays. Optional holidays are César Chávez Day, Good Friday, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur. Partial-staffing holidays are Confederate Heroes Day, Texas Independence Day, San Jacinto Day, Emancipation Day, and Lyndon Baines Johnson Day. State offices will be open on optional holidays and partial-staffing holidays.

Days marked with a plus (+) are state recognition days.

2022

New Year's Day *
Saturday, Jan. 1
EpiphanyThursday, Jan. 6
Sam Rayburn Day +Thursday, Jan. 6
Martin Luther King Jr. Day *
Monday, Jan. 17
Confederate Heroes Day *Wednesday, Jan. 19
Valentine's DayMonday, Feb. 14
President's Day *
Monday, Feb. 21
Primary Election Day
Tuesday, March 1
Texas Independence Day *Wednesday, March 2
Texas Flag DayWednesday, March 2
Ash WednesdayWednesday, March 2
César Chávez Day*Thursday, March 31
Ramadan, first day ofSunday, April 3
Former Prisoners of War Day +Saturday, April 9
Palm SundaySunday, April 10
Good Friday*Friday, April 15
Passover (Pesach), first day ofSunday, April 16
Easter DaySunday, April 17
San Jacinto Day *Thursday, April 21
Mother's DaySunday, May 8
Armed Forces DaySaturday, May 21
Ascension DayThursday, May 26
Memorial Day *
Monday, May 30
Shavuot (Feast of Weeks)Sunday, June 5
Whit Sunday — PentecostSunday, June 5
Trinity SundaySunday, June 12
Flag Day (U.S.)Sunday, June 14
Emancipation Day (Juneteenth) *
Sunday, June 19
Father's DaySunday, June 19
Independence Day  *
Monday, July 4
Islamic New YearFriday, July 29
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day *Saturday, Aug. 27
Labor Day *
Monday, Sept. 5
Grandparent's DaySunday, Sept. 11
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)Monday, Sept. 26
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)Wednesday, Oct. 5
Sukkot (Tabernacles), first day ofMonday, Oct. 10
Columbus Day +Monday, Oct. 10
Halloween Monday, Oct. 31
Father of Texas Day +Thursday, Nov. 3
General Election Day *Tuesday, Nov. 8
Veterans Day *
Friday, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Day *
Thursday, Nov. 24
First Sunday in AdventSunday, Nov. 27
Hanukkah, first day ofMonday, Dec. 19
Christmas Day *
Sunday, Dec. 25

2023

New Year's Day *
Sunday, Jan. 1
EpiphanyFriday, Jan. 6
Sam Rayburn Day +Friday, Jan. 6
Martin Luther King Jr. Day *
Monday, Jan. 16
Confederate Heroes Day *Thursday, Jan. 19
Valentine's DayTuesday, Feb. 14
President's Day *
Monday, Feb. 20
Ash Wednesday
Tuesday, Feb 22
Texas Independence Day *Thursday, March 2
Texas Flag DayThursday, March 2
Ramadan, first day ofThursday, March 23
César Chávez Day*Friday, March 31
Palm SundaySunday, April 2
Passover (Pesach), first day ofThursday, April 6
Good Friday*Friday, April 7
Easter DaySunday, April 9
Former Prisoners of War Day +Sunday, April 9
San Jacinto Day *Friday, April 21
Mother's DaySunday, May 14
Ascension DayThursday, May 18
Armed Forces DaySaturday, May 20
Shavuot (Feast of Weeks)Friday, May 26
Whit Sunday — PentecostSunday, May 28
Memorial Day *
Monday, May 29
Trinity SundaySunday, June 4
Flag Day (U.S.)Wednesday, June 14
Father's DaySunday, June 18
Emancipation Day (Juneteenth) *
Monday, June 19
Independence Day  *
Tuesday, July 4
Islamic New YearWednesday, July 19
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day *Sunday, Aug. 27
Labor Day *
Monday, Sept. 4
Grandparent's DaySunday, Sept. 10
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)Saturday, Sept. 16
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)Monday, Sept. 25
Sukkot (Tabernacles), first day ofSaturday, Sept. 30
Columbus Day +Monday, Oct. 9
Halloween Tuesday, Oct. 31
Father of Texas Day +Friday, Nov. 3
General Election Day *Tuesday, Nov. 7
Veterans Day *
Saturday, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Day *
Thursday, Nov. 23
First Sunday in AdventSunday, Dec. 3
Hanukkah, first day ofFriday, Dec. 8
Christmas Day *
Monday, Dec. 25

 

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