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North Carolina Public Holidays 2024, 2025, and 2026

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

North Carolina celebrates holidays recognized by the federal government. The state also celebrates Good Friday on the Friday before Easter each year. In North Carolina, state employees are provided a maximum of 11 paid holidays. If Christmas falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, the governor may authorize a 12th paid holiday. However, private employers are not required to provide paid holidays to employees.

North Carolina Holidays 2024

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
15 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday
29 MarFriGood Friday
27 MayMonMemorial Day
4 JulThuIndependence Day
2 SepMonLabor Day
11 NovMonVeterans Day
28 NovThuThanksgiving Day
29 NovFriThanksgiving Friday
24 DecTueChristmas Eve
25 DecWedChristmas Day
26 DecThuChristmas Holiday
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North Carolina Holidays 2025

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
20 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday
18 AprFriGood Friday
26 MayMonMemorial Day
4 JulFriIndependence Day
1 SepMonLabor Day
11 NovTueVeterans Day
27 NovThuThanksgiving Day
28 NovFriThanksgiving Friday
24 DecWedChristmas Eve
25 DecThuChristmas Day
26 DecFriChristmas Holiday
Visit nc.gov for the original release.

North Carolina Holidays 2026

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThuNew Year's Day
19 JanMonMartin Luther King Jr. Birthday
3 AprFriGood Friday
25 MayMonMemorial Day
3 JulFriIndependence Day Holiday
4 JulSatIndependence Day
7 SepMonLabor Day
11 NovWedVeterans Day
26 NovThuThanksgiving Day
27 NovFriThanksgiving Friday
24 DecThuChristmas Eve
25 DecFriChristmas Day
28 DecMonChristmas Holiday
Visit nc.gov for the original release.