Delaware Laws - Title 1 General Provisions
Sec. 501. Designation.

Sec. 501. Designation. (190)(1-click HTML)

(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. (191)

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. (192)

(b) The last Monday in May shall be the legal holiday, known as Memorial Day, in the State. (193)

(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. (194)

(d) The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall promulgate policies and procedures to implement 2 floating holidays. (195)

(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, Sec.Sec. 2841, 2841A to 2841D; 28 Del. Laws, c. 214; 30 Del. Laws, c. 193; 34 Del. Laws, c. 190, Sec. 1; 34 Del. Laws, c. 191, Sec. 1; 36 Del. Laws, c. 247; 37 Del. Laws, c. 233, Sec. 1; 40 Del. Laws, c. 207; Code 1935, Sec. 3321; 43 Del. Laws, c. 202, Sec. 1; 43 Del. Laws, c. 203, Sec. 1; 47 Del. Laws, c. 40, Sec. 1; 47 Del. Laws, c. 143, Sec. 1; 47 Del. Laws, c. 247, Sec. 1; 48 Del. Laws, c. 49, Sec. 1; 1 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 501; 52 Del. Laws, c. 83; 53 Del. Laws, c. 23, Sec. 1; 54 Del. Laws, c. 308; 55 Del. Laws, c. 28, Sec. 1; 57 Del. Laws, c. 14; 59 Del. Laws, c. 268, Sec. 1; 60 Del. Laws, c. 602, Sec. 1; 60 Del. Laws, c. 634, Sec. 1; 64 Del. Laws, c. 451, Sec. 1; 65 Del. Laws, c. 62, Sec. 1; 66 Del. Laws, c. 330, Sec.Sec. 1, 2; 67 Del. Laws, c. 19, Sec.Sec. 1, 2; 67 Del. Laws, c. 22, Sec.Sec. 1, 2; 72 Del. Laws, c. 105, Sec. 1; 74 Del. Laws, c. 319, Sec. 1; 76 Del. Laws, c. 113, Sec. 1; 77 Del. Laws, c. 84, Sec. 56; 77 Del. Laws, c. 328, Sec. 28.) (196)


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