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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 2018 Next Business Day in 2018
New Year’s Day January 1 January 2 (Tuesday)
Martin Luther King Jr Day January 15 January 16 (Tuesday)
Lincoln’s Birthday February 12 – EDD offices are open on this legal holiday February 13 (Tuesday)
Presidents’ Day February 19 February 20 (Tuesday)
Good Friday March 30 - EDD offices are open on this legal holiday April 2 (Monday)
Cesar Chavez Day March 31 April 2 (Monday)
Emancipation Day April 16 – EDD offices are open on this legal holiday April 17 (Tuesday)
Memorial Day May 28 May 29 (Tuesday)
Independence Day July 4 July 5 (Thursday)
Labor Day September 3 September 4 (Tuesday)
California Admission Day September 10 – EDD offices are open on this legal holiday September 11 (Tuesday)
Native American Day September 28 – EDD offices are open on this legal holiday October 1 (Monday)
Columbus Day October 8 – EDD offices are open on this legal holiday October 9 (Tuesday)
Veterans Day November 12 November 13 (Tuesday)
Thanksgiving Day (and the day after) November 22 & 23 November 26 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 25 December 26 (Wednesday)