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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   2018 2019 2020
New Year's Day   January 1 (Monday) January 1 (Tuesday) January 1 (Wednesday)
Martin Luther King Day   January 15 (Monday) January 21 (Monday) January 20 (Monday)
President's Day   February 19 (Monday) February 18 (Monday) February 17 (Monday)
Patriots' Day   April 16 (Monday) April 15 (Monday) April 20 (Monday)
Memorial Day   May 28 (Monday) May 27 (Monday) May 25 (Monday)
Independence Day   July 4 (Wednesday) July 4 (Thursday) July 4 (Saturday)*
Labor Day   September 3 (Monday) September 2 (Monday) September 7 (Monday)
Columbus Day   October 8 (Monday) October 14 (Monday) October 12 (Monday)
Veterans' Day   November 11 (Sunday)** November 11 (Monday) November 11 (Wednesday)
Thanksgiving Day   November 22 (Thursday) November 28 (Thursday) November 26 (Thursday)
Christmas Day   December 25 (Tuesday) December 25 (Wednesday) December 25 (Friday)

All court offices will remain open for business on March 17 and June 17.

* 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.