Texas Holidays 2023
Check Texas Public Holidays, Optional Holidays and Local Holidays for the year 2023.
A legal holiday includes national holidays state holidays.
|State Holidays |
|Date ||Day ||Holiday |
| January 2 || Monday ||New Year's Day * (Observed)|
| January 16 || Monday ||Martin Luther King, Jr., Day *|
| January 19 || Thursday ||Confederate Heroes Day **|
| February 20 || Monday ||Presidents' Day *|
| March 2 || Thursday ||Texas Independence Day **|
| April 21 || Friday ||San Jacinto Day **|
| May 29 || Monday ||Memorial Day" *|
| June 19 || Monday ||Emancipation Day in Texas **|
| July 4 || Tuesday ||Independence Day *|
| August 27 || Sunday ||Lyndon Baines Johnson Day **|
| September 4 || Monday ||Labor Day *|
| November 11 || Saturday ||Veterans Day *|
| November 23 || Thursday ||Thanksgiving Day *|
| November 24 || Friday ||Friday after Thanksgiving Day **|
| December 24 || Sunday ||Day before Christmas **|
| December 25 || Monday ||Christmas Day *|
| December 26 || Tuesday ||Day after Christmas **|
- National Holiday
- State Holiday
- January 1, 2023 (the legal public holiday for New Year's Day), falls on a Sunday. Monday, January 2 will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes.
- When any federal holiday fall on Saturday, then that holiday was observed on preceding Friday.
- When any federal holiday falls on Sunday, then that holiday is observed on following Monday.
|Optional Holidays |
|Date ||Day ||Holiday |
| March 31 || Friday ||Cesar Chavez Day|
| April 7 || Friday ||Good Friday|
| September 15 || Friday ||Rosh Hashanah *|
| September 25 || Monday ||Yom Kippur **|
- Starts on Sept-15 and ends on Sept-17
- Starts on Sept-24 and ends on Sept-25
- An "optional holiday" includes only the days on which Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, or Good Friday falls.
- The 31st day of March shall be designated "Cesar Chavez Day" in observance of the birthday of Cesar Chavez.
List of Designated Days in Texas in year 2023.
|Designated Days |
|Date ||Day ||Holiday |
| January 6 || Friday ||Sam Rayburn Day|
| January 9 || Monday ||aw Enforcement Appreciation Day|
| January 10 || Tuesday ||Volunteers for Democracy Day|
| January 27 || Friday ||International Holocaust Remembrance Day|
| January 28 || Saturday ||Sexual Assault Survivors Day|
| February 19 || Sunday ||State of Texas Anniversary Remembrance Day|
| February 19 || Sunday ||Iwo Jima Day|
| March 1 || Wednesday ||Texas Girls in STEM Day|
| March 2 || Thursday ||Texas Independence Day|
| March 21 || Tuesday ||Breast Reconstruction Advocacy and Education Day|
| March 29 || Wednesday ||Vietnam Veterans Day|
| March 30 || Thursday ||Master Sergeant Jonathan J. Dunbar Day|
| April 9 || Sunday ||Former Prisoners of War Recognition Day|
| May 4 || Thursday ||Texas Firefighters Day|
| May 8 || Monday ||Military Spouse Appreciation Day|
| May 9 || Tuesday ||Willie Velasquez Day|
| May 10 || Wednesday ||Public School Paraprofessional Day|
| May 17 || Wednesday ||Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Awareness Day|
| May 24 || Wednesday ||Lung Cancer Awareness Day|
| June 12 || Monday ||Women Veterans Day|
| June 13 || Tuesday ||Blue Tie Day|
| July 7 || Friday ||allen Law Enforcement Officer Day|
| July 20 || Thursday ||Space Exploration Day|
| July 22 || Saturday ||National Day of the Cowboy|
| July 26 || Wednesday ||Waxahachie Chautauqua Day|
| August 12 || Saturday ||Texas Parents Day|
| August 26 || Saturday ||Women's Independence Day|
| September 11 || Monday ||Texas First Responders Day|
| September 16 || Saturday ||Texian Navy Day|
| September 20 || Wednesday ||Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day|
| September 24 || Sunday ||Gold Star Mother's Day|
| September 29 || Friday ||American Indian Heritage Day|
| October 1 || Sunday ||Influenza Awareness Day|
| October 9 || Monday ||Columbus Day|
| October 18 || Wednesday ||Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day|
| November 3 || Friday ||Father of Texas Day|
| November 3 || Friday ||Texas Arbor Day|
| November 7 || Tuesday ||Victims of Communism Day|
| November 18 || Saturday ||Texas Adoption Day|
| December 1 || Friday ||Rosa Parks Day|
May 22 through May 26 is International Trade Awareness Week to encourage Texas businesses to engage effectively in the promotion and development of international trade.
The 11th day of each month is Buddy Check Day to encourage veterans to contact other veterans, including those with whom they served, who may need assistance.
July is Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Month in honor of the bravery and dedication of Texas' Buffalo Soldiers and in recognition of their contribution to the legendary history of the Lone Star State.
March is Texas History Month in honor of those Texans who helped shape the history of the State of Texas and in recognition of events throughout Texas' history.
April is Texas Fruit and Vegetable Month to promote awareness of the health benefits of fruits and vegetables and to encourage Texans to consume more fruits and vegetables.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month to increase awareness of lung cancer and encourage funding of research and more effective treatments.
April is Child Safety Month in recognition of the children of this state as this state's most precious resource.
September is Hydrocephalus Awareness Month
January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month to increase awareness of human trafficking in an effort to encourage people to alert authorities to any suspected incidents involving human trafficking.
April is Minority Cancer Awareness Month to increase awareness of cancer in minority populations and encourage funding of education and earlier and more effective diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
October is Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month
May is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month to increase awareness of postpartum depression
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month to increase awareness and prevention of sexual assault.
June is Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Awareness Month to increase awareness of neonatal abstinence syndrome
July is Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month to increase awareness of uterine fibroids
October is Mental Health Condition and Substance Use Disorder Parity Awareness Month
Texas Holiday Calendar 2023: