TITLE 1

General Provisions

CHAPTER 5. LEGAL HOLIDAYS


(a) The following days shall be legal holidays in this State: January 1, known as New Year's Day; the third Monday in January, known as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Good Friday; July 4, known as Independence Day; the first Monday in September, known as Labor Day; November 11, known as Veterans' Day; the fourth Thursday in November, known as Thanksgiving Day; the Friday following Thanksgiving Day; December 25, 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.

(b) The last Monday in May shall be the legal holiday, known as Memorial Day, in the State.

(c) Veteran's Day shall be a legal holiday for all public school students and the employees of public school districts and charter schools. If Veteran's Day falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be a legal holiday. If Veteran's Day falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be a legal holiday.

(d) The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall promulgate policies and procedures to implement 2 floating holidays.

11 Del. Laws, c. 195; 12 Del. Laws, c. 14; 15 Del. Laws, c. 192; 18 Del. Laws, c. 697; 19 Del. Laws, c. 694; 20 Del. Laws, cc. 67, 511; 22 Del. Laws, cc. 164, 165, 391; 26 Del. Laws, c. 182; Code 1915, §§ 2841, 2841A to 2841D; 28 Del. Laws, c. 214; 30 Del. Laws, c. 193; 34 Del. Laws, c. 190, § 1; 34 Del. Laws, c. 191, § 1; 36 Del. Laws, c. 247; 37 Del. Laws, c. 233, § 1; 40 Del. Laws, c. 207; Code 1935, § 3321; 43 Del. Laws, c. 202, § 1; 43 Del. Laws, c. 203, § 1; 47 Del. Laws, c. 40, § 1; 47 Del. Laws, c. 143, § 1; 47 Del. Laws, c. 247, § 1; 48 Del. Laws, c. 49, § 1; 1 Del. C. 1953, § 501; 52 Del. Laws, c. 83; 53 Del. Laws, c. 23, § 1; 54 Del. Laws, c. 308; 55 Del. Laws, c. 28, § 1; 57 Del. Laws, c. 14; 59 Del. Laws, c. 268, § 1; 60 Del. Laws, c. 602, § 1; 60 Del. Laws, c. 634, § 1; 64 Del. Laws, c. 451, § 1; 65 Del. Laws, c. 62, § 1; 66 Del. Laws, c. 330, §§ 1, 2; 67 Del. Laws, c. 19, §§ 1, 2; 67 Del. Laws, c. 22, §§ 1, 2; 72 Del. Laws, c. 105, § 1; 74 Del. Laws, c. 319, § 1; 76 Del. Laws, c. 113, § 1; 77 Del. Laws, c. 84, § 56; 77 Del. Laws, c. 328, § 28.;

No contract made, instrument executed, or act done on any of the legal holidays designated in § 501 of this title shall be thereby rendered invalid, and nothing in that section shall be construed to prevent or invalidate the entry, issuance, service or execution of any writ, summons, confession, judgment, order or decree, or other legal process whatever, or the proceedings of any court or judge or board of canvass on any of such holidays.

1 Del. C. 1953, § 502; 55 Del. Laws, c. 28, § 2; 55 Del. Laws, c. 53; 65 Del. Laws, c. 298, § 2.;