Aside from Sundays, Arizona recognizes 14 dates as state holidays. They are:
- January 1 - New Year's Day
- The 3rd Monday in January - Martin Luther King, Jr./Civil Rights Day
- The 3rd Monday in February - Lincoln/Washington Birthday / Presidents' Day
- The 2nd Sunday in May - Mothers' Day
- Last Monday in May - Memorial Day
- The 3rd Sunday in June - Fathers' Day
- July 4 - Independence Day
- The 1st Sunday in August - American Family Day
- The 1st Monday in September - Labor Day
- September 17 - Constitution Commemoration Day
- The 2nd Monday in October - Columbus Day
- November 11 - Veterans' Day
- The 4th Thursday in November - Thanksgiving Day
- December 25 - Christmas Day
For the holidays above that are shown in bold, if that day falls on a Saturday, the State of Arizona will observe on the previous Friday, and if that day falls on a Sunday the holiday will be observed on the following Monday.
Arizona public offices are closed on these holidays.Regarding workers, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law, and it does not require payment for time when an employee does not work, including vacations and holidays. Those agreements are established between an employer and employee.
While it is not a state holiday in the sense of state offices being closed and state employees getting a paid holiday, Arizona celebrates Statehood Day in February.
Visit Arizona Revised Statutes, Chapter 3, Article 1 for more details about Arizona State Holidays.