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:

  2017 2018
New Year's Day January 1 (Sunday)** January 1 (Monday)
Martin Luther King Day January 16 (Monday) January 15 (Monday)
President's Day February 20 (Monday) February 19 (Monday)
Patriots' Day April 17 (Monday) April 16 (Monday)
Memorial Day May 29 (Monday) May 28 (Monday)
Independence Day July 4 (Tuesday) July 4 (Wednesday)
Labor Day September 4 (Monday) September 3 (Monday)
Columbus Day October 9 (Monday) October 8 (Monday)
Veterans' Day November 11 (Saturday)* November 11 (Sunday)**
Thanksgiving Day November 23 (Thursday) November 22 (Thursday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Monday) December 25 (Tuesday)

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.

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