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 2011 Date in 2012
New Year's Day

January 1

January 1, 2011 January 1, 2012
Robert E. Lee/Martin Luther King Jr.

3rd Monday in January

January 17 January 16
George Washington/Thomas Jefferson

3rd Monday in February

February 21 February 20
Mardi Gras Day

Tuesday before Ash Wednesday

March 8*** February 21***
Confederate Memorial Day

4th Monday in April

April 25 April 23
National Memorial Day

last Monday in May

May 30 May 28
Jefferson Davis' Birthday

1st Monday in June

June 6 June 4
Independence Day

July 4

July 4 July 4
Labor Day

1st Monday in September

September 5 September 3
Columbus Day/American Indian Heritage Day

2nd Monday in October

October 10 October 8
Veterans Day

November 11

November 11 November 11

4th Thursday in November

November 24 November 22
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.