Federal Holidays in Delaware in 2016

In accordance with Title 1, Chapter 5, §501, Delaware Code, as amended, the following are legal holidays in the State of Delaware.

Delaware 2016

List of Holidays in Delaware in 2016

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Friday New Year's Day Federal Holiday
Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day Federal Holiday 3rd Monday in January
Friday Good Friday Government Holiday CT, DE, HI, IN, KY, LA, NJ, NC, ND, TN
Sunday Mother's Day Not A Public Holiday 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday Memorial Day Federal Holiday Last Monday in May
Sunday Father's Day Not A Public Holiday 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Monday Independence Day Federal Holiday
Monday Labor Day Federal Holiday 1st Monday in September
Tuesday Election Day Government Holiday DE, HI, IL, LA, MD, MI, MT, PA, RI, WV
Thursday Return Day Government Holiday Delaware. Thursday after election day
Friday Veterans Day Federal Holiday
Thursday Thanksgiving Federal Holiday 4th Thursday in November
Friday Day after Thanksgiving Regional Holiday Day after 4th Thursday in November
Monday Christmas Day (in lieu) (in lieu) Federal Holiday


  • The State of Delaware grants one floating holiday to eligible employees per calendar year.