Texas Holidays 2023

Check Texas Public Holidays, Optional Holidays and Local Holidays for the year 2023.

Legal Holidays:

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.

Designated Days:

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
(STAR 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:

Texas Holiday Calendar 2023
Texas Holidays 2023