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Trial Court legal holidays

A list of legal holidays that are observed in the Trial Court.

Pursuant to G.L. c. 4, s. 7, below is a list of the Commonwealth’s legal holidays and the days they will be observed:

Holiday 2023 2024 2025
New Year's Day January 1 (Sunday)** January 1 (Monday) January 1 (Tuesday)
Martin Luther King Day January 16 (Monday) January 15 (Monday) January 20 (Monday)
President's Day February 20 (Monday) February 19 (Monday) February 17 (Monday)
Patriots' Day April 17 (Monday) April 15 (Monday) April 21 (Monday)
Memorial Day May 29 (Monday) May 27 (Monday) May 26 (Monday)
Juneteenth June 19 (Monday) June 19 (Wednesday) June 19 (Thursday)
Independence Day July 4 (Tuesday) July 4 (Thursday) July 4 (Friday)
Labor Day September 4 (Monday) September 2 (Monday) September. 1 (Monday)
Columbus Day October 9 (Monday) October 14 (Monday) October 13 (Monday)
Veterans' Day November 11 (Saturday)* November 11 (Monday) November 11 (Tuesday)
Thanksgiving Day November 23 (Thursday) November 28 (Thursday) November 27 (Thursday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Monday) December 25 (Wednesday) December 25 (Thursday)


* If a legal holiday falls on a Saturday, all offices under the jurisdiction of any department of state government will be open to the public for business on the Friday immediately before any Saturday holiday. Employees are entitled to a day off with pay, within 12 months following the holiday, to be taken at a time approved by their immediate manager.

** If a legal holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday.

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