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Arkansas Public Holidays 2024, 2025, and 2026

This page contains a calendar of all 2024, 2025, and 2026 state holidays for Arkansas. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Like many states, if a holiday in Arkansas falls on a Saturday, it is celebrated on the Friday before while holidays that fall on Sunday are celebrated on the following Monday.

Arkansas Holidays 2024

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
15 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday
19 FebMonPresident's Day
19 FebMonDaisy Gatson Bates Day
27 MayMonMemorial Day
4 JulThuIndependence Day
2 SepMonLabor Day
11 NovMonVeterans Day
28 NovThuThanksgiving Day
24 DecTueChristmas Eve
25 DecWedChristmas Day
Visit arkansas.gov for the original release.

Arkansas Holidays 2025

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
20 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday
20 JanMonRobert E. Lee's Birthday
17 FebMonPresident's Day
17 FebMonDaisy Gatson Bates Day
26 MayMonMemorial Day
4 JulFriIndependence Day
1 SepMonLabor Day
11 NovTueVeterans Day
27 NovThuThanksgiving Day
24 DecWedChristmas Eve
25 DecThuChristmas Day
The dates in this table are an estimate. We will update this page once the official public holiday dates for 2025 are released.

Arkansas Holidays 2026

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThuNew Year's Day
19 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday
19 JanMonRobert E. Lee's Birthday
16 FebMonPresident's Day
16 FebMonDaisy Gatson Bates Day
25 MayMonMemorial Day
3 JulFriIndependence Day Holiday
4 JulSatIndependence Day
7 SepMonLabor Day
11 NovWedVeterans Day
26 NovThuThanksgiving Day
24 DecThuChristmas Eve
25 DecFriChristmas Day
The dates in this table are an estimate. We will update this page once the official public holiday dates for 2026 are released.

All state offices are closed on legal holidays and employees are not required to report to work unless their profession is essential to protection of peace, health and safety. State employees are also granted one additional holiday each year for their birthday. Any state employee who is required to work on a holiday is provided equivalent time off at a later date. This includes those who are employed at institutes of higher learning in Arkansas. The law does not require any private employers to provide paid holidays for their employees.