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General Construction Law § 24. Public holidays; half-holidays

Current through L.2004, chapters 4 to 38, 40 to 49, 52,61 to 77, 79 to 93, 96, 98 to 101 and 104.

The term public holiday includes the following days in each year:  the first day of January, known as New Year's day;  the third Monday of January known as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day;  the twelfth day of February, known as Lincoln's birthday;  the third Monday in February, known as Washington's birthday;  the last Monday in May, known as Memorial day;  the second Sunday in June, known as Flag day;  the fourth day of July, known as Independence day;  the first Monday in September, known as Labor day;  the second Monday in October, known as Columbus day;  the eleventh day of November, known as Veterans' day;  the fourth Thursday in November, known as Thanksgiving day;  and the twenty-fifth day of December, known as Christmas day, and if any of such days except Flag day is Sunday, the next day thereafter;  each general election day, and each day appointed by the president of the United States or by the governor of this state as a day of general thanksgiving, general fasting and prayer, or other general religious observances.  The term half-holiday includes the period from noon to midnight of each Saturday which is not a public holiday.

Last Updated: October 19, 2009