TITLE XXV
HOLIDAYS

CHAPTER 288
HOLIDAYS

Section 288:1

    288:1 Holidays. – January 1; the third Monday in January, known as Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Day; the third Monday in February, known as Washington's Birthday; the last Monday in May, known as Memorial Day or, on a date to coincide with the federal observance if it is held on a different day; July 4, known as Independence Day; the first Monday in September, known as Labor Day; the second Monday in October, known as Columbus Day; the day on which the biennial election is held; November 11, known as Veterans Day; Thanksgiving Day, whenever appointed; and Christmas Day are legal holidays.

Source. 1899, 11:1. PL 313:2. 1929, 11:1. RL 367:2. 1949, 270:1. RSA 288:1. 1955, 145:1. 1969, 35:1. 1973, 89:1. 1991, 206:2. 1993, 134:2. 1999, 105:2, eff. Aug. 6, 1999; 106:2, eff. Aug. 6, 1999.

Section 288:2

    288:2 Falling on Sunday; Status of Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Day. – When any holiday listed in RSA 288:1 falls on Sunday, the following day shall be observed as a holiday. For the purposes of state employee contracts, Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Day shall have the same status as Fast Day.

Source. 1899, 11:1. PL 313:3. 1939, 32:1. RL 367:3. RSA 288:2. 1977, 588:52. 1991, 206:4. 1999, 105:3, eff. Aug. 6, 1999; 106:3, eff. Aug. 6, 1999.

Section 288:3

    288:3 Repealed by 2015, 272:52, XXX, eff. Oct. 1, 2015. –

Section 288:4

    288:4 School Holidays. –
I. Any school, college or university which is supported by money which is appropriated by the state or by any city, town or school district shall not be open for regular instructional purposes on Veterans Day as established in RSA 288:1 and as observed as provided in RSA 288:2. Any person who permits or authorizes such school, college or university to be open in violation of this section shall be guilty of a violation.
II. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph I, any school, college or university may observe either the federal Memorial Day or the state holiday on May 30.

Source. 1975, 269:1. 1981, 318:8. 1992, 79:1, eff. Jan. 1, 1993.