Hawaii State Holidays

Select a year to see the Hawaii State holidays for that year. This is only “official” in the sense that it is based on official calculations. This page was last updated in June 2022.

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Hawaii State Holidays for 2023

Date Observed Holiday
Monday, 01/02/2023 New Year’s Day
Monday, 01/16/2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Today is Thursday, January 26, 2023. The next Hawaii State Holiday is observed in 25 days.
Monday, 02/20/2023 Presidents’ Day
Monday, 03/27/2023 Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day
Friday, 04/07/2023 Good Friday
Sunday, 04/09/2023 Easter
Monday, 05/29/2023 Memorial Day
Monday, 06/12/2023 King Kamehameha I Day
Tuesday, 07/04/2023 Independence Day
Friday, 08/18/2023 Statehood Day
Monday, 09/04/2023 Labor Day
Friday, 11/10/2023 Veterans’ Day
Thursday, 11/23/2023 Thanksgiving Day
Monday, 12/25/2023 Christmas

Commemorative Dates

These dates are not to be taken as Hawaii state holidays but are recognized by the Hawaii Revised Statutes §8.

Notes

Footnotes: As of September 2001, these are the legal holidays defined in the Hawaii Revised Statutes §8-1 to be observed by the State (and county governments in Hawaii), including the State Judiciary. Federal government and local banking holidays differ, such as for Juneteenth. Public school “breaks” are not included and may vary by district. For State agencies which operate on other than Monday-Friday schedules, also refer to appropriate collective bargaining agreements. Except for Easter, holidays which fall on Saturdays are observed on the preceding Friday; holidays which fall on Sundays are observed on the following Monday. Election days are established by the State Constitution.

Calculations

  • New Year’s Day: 1st day in January
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: 3rd Monday in January
  • Presidents’ Day: 3rd Monday in February
  • Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day: 26th day in March
  • Good Friday: Friday before Easter
  • Easter: Calculating Easter
  • Memorial Day: Last Monday in May
  • King Kamehameha I Day: 11th day in June
  • Independence Day: 4th day in July
  • Statehood Day: 3rd Friday in August
  • Labor Day: 1st Monday in September
  • Veterans’ Day: 11th day in November
  • Thanksgiving Day: 4th Thursday in November
  • Christmas: 25th day in December

Good Friday & Prince Kūhiō Day

Normally, Good Friday is observed after Prince Kūhiō Day, however this is not always the case due to Easter floating around. In 2005, 2016, 2027 and 2032, the two holidays are observed on the same day. Special arrangements may be made by Human Resources to allow for an additional holiday when this occurs.