TITLE 1

General Provisions

CHAPTER 5. Legal Holidays

§ 501. Designation.

(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) Veterans Day shall be a legal holiday for all public school students and the employees of public school districts and charter schools. If Veterans Day falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be a legal holiday. If Veterans 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. 19512 Del. Laws, c. 1415 Del. Laws, c. 19218 Del. Laws, c. 69719 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. 21430 Del. Laws, c. 19334 Del. Laws, c. 190, §  134 Del. Laws, c. 191, §  136 Del. Laws, c. 24737 Del. Laws, c. 233, §  140 Del. Laws, c. 207;  Code 1935, §  3321;  43 Del. Laws, c. 202, §  143 Del. Laws, c. 203, §  147 Del. Laws, c. 40, §  147 Del. Laws, c. 143, §  147 Del. Laws, c. 247, §  148 Del. Laws, c. 49, §  1;  1 Del. C. 1953, §  501;  52 Del. Laws, c. 8353 Del. Laws, c. 23, §  154 Del. Laws, c. 30855 Del. Laws, c. 28, §  157 Del. Laws, c. 1459 Del. Laws, c. 268, §  160 Del. Laws, c. 602, §  160 Del. Laws, c. 634, §  164 Del. Laws, c. 451, §  165 Del. Laws, c. 62, §  166 Del. Laws, c. 330, §§  1, 267 Del. Laws, c. 19, §§  1, 267 Del. Laws, c. 22, §§  1, 272 Del. Laws, c. 105, §  174 Del. Laws, c. 319, §  176 Del. Laws, c. 113, §  177 Del. Laws, c. 84, §  5677 Del. Laws, c. 328, §  2883 Del. Laws, c. 37, § 1

§ 502. Validity of acts, transactions, legal procedures, etc.

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, §  255 Del. Laws, c. 5365 Del. Laws, c. 298, §  2