2007 California Government Code Chapter 7. Holidays
CA Codes (gov:6700-6720)GOVERNMENT CODE
6700. The holidays in this state are: (a) Every Sunday. (b) January 1st. (c) The third Monday in January, known as "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day." (d) February 12th, known as "Lincoln Day." (e) The third Monday in February. (f) March 31st known as "Cesar Chavez Day." (g) The last Monday in May. (h) July 4th. (i) The first Monday in September. (j) September 9th, known as "Admission Day." (k) The second Monday in October, known as "Columbus Day." (l) November 11th, known as "Veterans Day." (m) December 25th. (n) Good Friday from 12 noon until 3 p.m. (o) Every day appointed by the President or Governor for a public fast, thanksgiving, or holiday. Except for the Thursday in November appointed as Thanksgiving Day, this subdivision and subdivisions (c) and (f) shall not apply to a city, county, or district unless made applicable by charter, or by ordinance or resolution of the governing body thereof. If the provisions of this section are in conflict with the provisions of a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 3560) of Division 4 of Title 1, the memorandum of understanding shall be controlling without further legislative action, except that if those provisions of a memorandum of understanding require the expenditure of funds, the provisions shall not become effective unless approved by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act. 6701. If January 1st, February 12th, March 31st, July 4th, September 9th, November 11th, or December 25th falls upon a Sunday, the Monday following is a holiday. If November 11th falls upon a Saturday, the preceding Friday is a holiday. If any holiday designated in Section 6700 falls on a Saturday, the board of supervisors of any county may by ordinance or resolution provide that an alternate day shall be a holiday for the employees of the county, except those employees of the county working as court attaches. 6702. Every Saturday from noon to midnight is a holiday as regards the transaction of business in the public offices of the state and political divisions where laws, ordinances, or charters provide that public offices shall be closed on holidays. This section shall not be construed to prevent or invalidate the issuance, filing, service, execution, or recording of any legal process or written instrument during such period. Public offices of a city shall be closed on those holidays enumerated in Section 6700 unless otherwise provided by charter, ordinance or resolution. 6703. Public offices of the State, state institutions, and the University of California shall be closed on Admission Day. Public offices of the State and state institutions, except the University of California, shall be closed on Veterans Day. 6704. The legislative body of any city or district may, by ordinance or resolution, provide that every Saturday is a holiday as respects the transaction of business in the public offices of such cities or districts except that provision shall be made for the continuance of essential public services such as police and fire protection. 6705. A special or limited holiday is a holiday applying only to a special class or classes of business, or a special class or classes of persons, and not appointed to be generally observed throughout the State by all classes of business and all classes of persons. On any special or limited holiday appointed by the President or Governor, all courts and public offices of the State, any political subdivision, or any city, shall be open and function in their normal and usual manner. All other public functions shall be performed as on days which are not holidays, and all contracts shall be performed and business transacted as usual, except only as to or by the particular class of business or persons expressly limited or restricted by the provisions of the proclamation appointing or declaring such special or limited holiday. 6706. Whenever any act of a secular nature, other than a work of necessity or mercy, is appointed by law or contract to be performed upon a particular day which falls upon a holiday, such act may be performed upon the next business day with the same effect as if it had been performed upon the day appointed. 6707. When the last day for filing any instrument or other document with a state agency falls upon a Saturday or holiday, such act may be performed upon the next business day with the same effect as if it had been performed upon the day appointed. 6708. The Governor shall proclaim September 28th to be known hereafter as "Cabrillo Day." 6709. The Governor shall proclaim January 15 to be known hereafter as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. 6710. The Governor shall proclaim March 7, to be known hereafter as "Arbor Day." 6711. The Governor shall proclaim February 19 to be known hereafter as "A Day of Remembrance: Japanese American Evacuation," to reflect upon that day of February 19 in 1942 when Executive Order No. 9066 was issued to place over 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, most of whom were citizens of the United States, in American concentration camps during World War II, and to commemorate that day of February 19 of 1976 when Executive Order No. 9066 was rescinded. 6712. The Governor shall proclaim annually the fourth Friday in September to be "Native American Day." 6713. The Governor shall annually proclaim the first Sunday in October to be known as "Stepparents Day." 6714. The Governor annually shall proclaim April 21st to be "John Muir Day." 6716. The Governor shall annually proclaim December 7 as "Pearl Harbor Day." 6717. The Governor shall annually proclaim March 31 as "Cesar Chavez Day." 6718. The Governor shall proclaim the month of February as Black History Month each year. 6719. The Governor shall proclaim the third Saturday in June of each year to be known as "Juneteenth National Freedom Day: A day of observance," to urge all Californians in celebrating this day to honor and reflect on the significant roles that African-Americans have played in the history of the United States and how African-Americans have enriched society through their steadfast commitment to promoting freedom, brotherhood, and equality. 6720. April 24 of each year shall be the "California Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide," and the period beginning on the Sunday before that day through the following Sunday shall be the days of remembrance in this state, and shall annually be so proclaimed by the Governor, in memory of the 1,500,000 victims who were subjected to torture, starvation, and murder, including death marches into the Syrian desert, by the rulers of the Ottoman Turkish Empire and the exile of more than 500,000 innocent people during the period from 1915 to 1923, inclusive, and in honor of the survivors of those crimes against humanity.
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