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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 2017 Next Business Day in 2017
New Year’s Day January 2 January 3 (Tuesday)
Martin Luther King Jr Day January 16 January 17 (Tuesday)
Inauguration Day January 20 – EDD offices are open on this legal holiday January 23 (Monday)
Lincoln’s Birthday February 13 – EDD offices are open on this legal holiday February 14 (Tuesday)
Presidents’ Day February 20 February 21 (Tuesday)
Cesar Chavez Day March 31 April 3 (Monday)
Good Friday April 14 – EDD offices are open on this legal holiday April 17 (Monday)
Emancipation Day April 17 – EDD offices are open on this legal holiday April 18 (Tuesday)
Memorial Day May 29 May 30 (Tuesday)
Independence Day July 4 July 5 (Wednesday)
Labor Day September 4 September 5 (Tuesday)
California Admission Day September 8 – EDD offices are open on this legal holiday September 11 (Monday)
Native American Day September 22 – EDD offices are open on this legal holiday September 25 (Monday)
Columbus Day October 9 – EDD offices are open on this legal holiday October 10 (Tuesday)
Veterans Day November 10 November 13 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Day (and the day after) November 23 & 24 November 27 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 25 December 26 (Tuesday)