California Holidays 2023

Check California Public Holidays and Optional Holidays for the year 2023.

Public Holidays:

Check Public and Optional Holidays observed in California for the year 2023.
Public Holidays
Date Day Holiday
January 2 Monday New Year's Day  (Observed)
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 20 Monday Washington's Birthday
(Presidents Day)
March 31 Friday Cesar Chavez Day
May 29 Monday Memorial Day
July 4 Tuesday Independence Day
September 4 Monday Labour Day
November 10 Friday Veterans’ Day  (Observed)
November 23 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
November 24 Friday Day after Thanksgiving
December 25 Monday Christmas
  • When a holiday falls on a Saturday, employees shall receive holiday credit.
  • When a holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday is observed on the following Monday.
  • When November 11 falls upon a Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed. ?
  • In addition to the holidays listed, excluded employees receive one personal holiday per fiscal year.

Optional Holidays:

In addition to the above state paid holiday, effective January 1, 2023, the Governor proclaimed the following holidays, which may be taken in lieu of receiving a personal holiday.
Optional Holidays
Date Day Holiday
January 22 Sunday Lunar New Year
April 24 Monday Genocide Remembrance Day?
June 19 Monday Juneteenth?
September 22 Friday Native American Day

California Holiday Calendar 2023:

California Holiday Calendar 2023
California Holidays 2023