Legal Holidays (as regulated by State Legislature)

Each clerk of a district court, parish court, and city court shall close his office on the following days:

  • NEW YEAR’S DAY, January first
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.'S BIRTHDAY, the Third Monday in January
  • MARDI GRAS DAY
  • WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY, the third Monday in February
  • GOOD FRIDAY
  • MEMORIAL DAY, the last Monday in May
  • FOURTH OF JULY
  • LABOR DAY, the first Monday in September
  • ALL SAINTS’ DAY, November first
  • INAUGURATION DAY, once in every four years in the City of Baton Rouge
  • GENERAL ELECTION DAY, every two years
  • VETERANS’ DAY, November eleventh
  • THANKSGIVING DAY the fourth Thursday in November and the next day, Friday
  • CHRISTMAS EVE DAY
  • CHRISTMAS DAY
  • NEW YEAR’S EVE DAY, December thirty-first

Whenever New Year’s Day, the Fourth of July, or Christmas Day falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be a holiday. Whenever New Year’s Day, the Fourth of July, or Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be a holiday.

In addition, each clerk of a district court shall close his office on the day upon which the governor has proclaimed a legal holiday pursuant to R.S. 1:55(B)(3) and on any day an emergency situation has been declared by the governor or the local governing authority and governmental entities, including the courthouse, have been ordered to close.

R.S. 1:55