|2021 Observance Date||Legal Holiday||Annual Observance Date|
|Friday, January 1||New Year’s Day||January 1|
|Monday, January 18||MLK Day||Third Monday in January|
|Monday, May 31||Memorial Day||Last Monday in May|
|Monday, July 5**||Independence Day||July 4|
|Monday, September 6||Labor Day||First Monday in September|
|Thursday, November 25||Thanksgiving||Fourth Thursday in November|
|Friday, December 24||Christmas Eve||December 24|
|Saturday, December 25*||Christmas||December 25|
|Friday, December 31||New Year’s Eve||December 31|
*When a legal holiday falls on a Saturday, eligible employees are granted eight hours of floating legal holiday (prorated for part-time).
**When a legal holiday falls on a Sunday, the legal holiday is observed and UW–Madison is closed on the Monday following the legal holiday.
Due to varying business needs throughout UW, some employees may be required to work on a legal holiday. Employees who are required to work on a legal holiday, or if the legal holiday is on an employee’s regularly scheduled day off, will be granted a floating legal holiday.