CHAPTER 14

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 1, DELAWARE CODE, PERTAINING TO THE DESIGNATION OF LEGAL HOLIDAYS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 501, Title 1, Delaware Code, is repealed and a new section is enacted to read as follows:

§ 501. Designation

The following days shall be legal holidays in this State: the first of January, known as New Year's Day; the first Monday in February, known as Lincoln's Birthday; the third Monday in February, known as Washington's Birthday; Good Friday; the last Monday in May, known as Memorial Day; the fourth of July, known as Independence Day; the first Monday in September, known as Labor Day; the second Monday in October, known as Columbus Day; the fourth Monday in October, known as Veterans Day; the fourth Thursday in November, known as Thanksgiving Day; the twenty-fifth of December, known as Christmas; Saturdays; the day of the General Election as it biennially occurs; and in Sussex County, Return Day, the second day after the General Election, after 12:00 noon.

If any of the legal holidays fall on Sunday, the Monday following shall be a legal holiday. If any of the legal holidays other than Saturday fall on Saturday, the Friday preceding shall be a legal holiday.

Section 2. This Act shall become effective on January 1, 1971.

Approved April 3, 1969.