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Iowa Public Holidays 2024, 2025, and 2026

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

Iowa recognizes most federal holidays as well as the Friday after Thanksgiving. Although employers are not required to give paid time off, all employers are required to grant time off to veterans on Veteran’s Day as long as the employee’s absence would not cause a significant hardship on the employer.

Employees must provide their employer with one-month notice that they plan to take off on Veteran’s Day and must provide the employer with a federal certificate of release or discharge from active duty that demonstrates they are a veteran. The employer must notify the employee beforehand if they will be paid for Veteran’s Day if they choose not to work that day.

Iowa Holidays 2024

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
15 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday
27 MayMonMemorial Day
4 JulThuIndependence Day
2 SepMonLabor Day
11 NovMonVeterans Day
28 NovThuThanksgiving Day
29 NovFriThanksgiving Friday
25 DecWedChristmas Day
Visit iowa.gov for the original release.

Iowa Holidays 2025

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
20 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday
26 MayMonMemorial Day
4 JulFriIndependence Day
1 SepMonLabor Day
11 NovTueVeterans Day
27 NovThuThanksgiving Day
28 NovFriThanksgiving Friday
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.

Iowa Holidays 2026

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThuNew Year's Day
19 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday
25 MayMonMemorial Day
3 JulFriIndependence Day Holiday
4 JulSatIndependence Day
7 SepMonLabor Day
11 NovWedVeterans Day
26 NovThuThanksgiving Day
27 NovFriThanksgiving Friday
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.