Holiday Schedule

Download the 2021 holiday schedule

2021 Division Observed Holidays

Date Holiday
Friday, January 1 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Friday, March 26

Presidents’ Day/Daisy Gatson Bates Day (observed Friday of Spring Break)

Monday, May 31 Memorial Day
Monday, July 5 Independence Day (Observed)
Monday, September 6 Labor Day
Thursday, November 25 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 26 Day after Thanksgiving (If the Governor declares)
  Winter Break
Friday, December 24 Christmas Eve (observed)
Monday, December 27 Christmas Day (observed)
Tuesday, December 28 Veteran’s Day (observed)
Wednesday, December 29 Annual Leave*
Thursday, December 30 Annual Leave
Friday, December 31 New Year’s Day (observed)

* For Winter Break 2021, the employee’s birthday hours may be used if the employee birthday has passed and hours are available to use. Therefore, the required days of leave for the 2021 winter break would be reduced to only one if the birthday hours are applied.

General Information

When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed as the paid day off. When a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is observed as the paid day off. Separate from the above holiday schedule, the Division is closed between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, for Winter Break. For each day during Winter Break that is not a designed holiday, employees will be charged one day of annual leave. If you’d like to take time off for a religious holiday that is not part of the Division’s holiday schedule, speak with your supervisor.

To receive holiday pay, employees must be in a paid status (not on leave without pay) on the employee’s normally scheduled workday before the holiday and the normally scheduled workday after the holiday.

Changes for 2021

Presidents’ Day/Daisy Gatson Bates Day will be observed on Friday, March 26, 2021.

Winter Break 2021 will begin Friday, December 24, 2021 and continue through Friday, December 31, 2021. Christmas Day will be observed on Monday, December 27 and New Year’s Day will be observed on Friday, December 31.

Veterans’ Day will be observed as part of the Winter Break, with the two remaining days charged to annual leave.

Calculating University Holidays for Temporary Employees

To calculate Holiday pay for an Extra Help/Temporary employee, use the Calculating Holiday Hours for Eligible Temporary Employees quick reference guide to figure the number of hours to pay an extra help or temporary employee.  

For more information on University Holiday usage and eligibility, visit UA System Policy UASP 435-1

Please contact or humanresources@uada with any questions.