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2018 State Holidays Observed by the Office of State Procurement

Holiday
Always falls on...
Date Observed in 2018
New Year's Day
January 1
               January 1st
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
3rd Monday in January
               January 15th
Mardi Gras
Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
               February 13th
Good Friday
Friday before Easter
               March 30th
*Memorial Day Last Monday in May            May 28th
Independence Day Observed
July 4
               July 4th
Labor Day
1st Monday in September
               September 3rd
Veterans Day
November 11
               November 12th
Thanksgiving Day
4th Thursday in November
               November 22rd
Christmas Day
December 25
               December 25th

Louisiana Revised Statute 1:55 declares days of public rest and legal holidays.
 
* Inauguration Day is a holiday in the City of Baton Rouge once every four years, and Memorial Day shall be annually proclaimed as a legal holiday as specified in R.S.1.55. General Election Day is a state holiday the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even-numbered years.