Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1120-06-.15 - HOLIDAYS

The General Assembly, by law, establishes legal holidays which are observed by the closing of State offices. The Governor, upon request by the Commissioner, may also establish additional time off for observance of holidays. The following days have been designated by the General Assembly as legal holidays:

New Year's Day

January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Third Monday in January

President's Day

Third Monday in February

Good Friday

Friday before Easter

Memorial Day

Last Monday in May


June 19

Independence Day

July 4

Labor Day

First Monday in September

Columbus Day

Second Monday in October

Veteran's Day

November 11

Thanksgiving Day

Fourth Thursday in November

Christmas Day

December 25

The Governor may, at his discretion, substitute the Friday after the fourth (4th) Thursday in November for Columbus Day. Employees who are ineligible to accrue leave are not eligible for holiday pay.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1120-06-.15
(For history prior to January 2, 1988, see pages 1-2 of the Introduction at the beginning of the chapters.) Repeal and new rule filed November 18, 1987; effective January 2, 1988. Amendment filed August 25, 1994; effective December 29, 1994. Repeal and new rule filed December 14, 2010; effective May 31, 2011. Repeal and new rule filed July 5, 2012; effective October 3, 2012. Amendments filed October 25, 2023; effective 1/23/2024.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 8-30-406 and 15-1-101.

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