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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Legal Holidays

When the due date for reporting or paying payroll taxes falls on a legal holiday, the due date is extended to the next business day. If a holiday falls on a Saturday, normally the holiday is observed on the preceding Friday. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is considered a holiday. These legal holidays for reporting and payment purposes may not be the same as the State holidays that EDD offices are closed.

Legal Holidays Observed
Holiday Observed Date Observed in 2016 Next Business Day in 2016
New Year’s Day January 1 January 4 (Monday)
Martin Luther King Jr Day January 18 January 19 (Tuesday)
Lincoln’s Birthday February 12 – EDD offices are open on this legal holiday February 16 (Tuesday)
Presidents’ Day February 15 February 16 (Tuesday)
Good Friday March 25 - EDD offices are open on this legal holiday March 28 (Monday)
Cesar Chavez Day March 31 April 1 (Friday)
Emancipation Day April 15 – EDD offices are open on this legal holiday April 18 (Monday)
Memorial Day May 30 May 31 (Tuesday)
Independence Day July 4 July 5 (Tuesday)
Labor Day September 5 September 6 (Tuesday)
California Admission Day September 9 – EDD offices are open on this legal holiday September 12 (Monday)
Native American Day September 23 - EDD offices are open on this legal holiday September 26 (Monday)
Columbus Day October 10 – EDD offices are open on this legal holiday October 11 (Tuesday)
Veterans Day November 11 November 14 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Day (and the day after) November 24 & 25 November 28 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 26 December 27 (Tuesday)