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Holiday Schedule

Orange desk calendar

The holidays listed below are observed by the City and County of Denver, and shall be granted to all employees regularly scheduled to work except for on-call employees and employees in the short range classes (Park Seasonal Laborer, Pool Supervisor, Recreation Aide, Recreation Facility Asst., and Ushers). Some employees may be required to work on a holiday(s) in order to maintain essential services to the city.

2018 Holidays

New Year's Day
Monday, January 1, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 15, 2018

Presidents' Day
Monday, February 19, 2018

César Chávez Day
Monday, March 26, 2018 (observed)

Memorial Day
Monday, May 28, 2018

Independence Day
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Labor Day
Monday, September 3, 2018

Veterans Day
Monday, November 12, 2018 (observed)

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Personal Holiday*


*Personal Holiday - A time agreed upon by the employee and supervisor. Personal holidays can not be carried over to the next year.

Holidays that fall on the weekend will be observed on the dates indicated, pursuant to Career Service Rule 10 - Paid Leave

Holiday Out of Office Messages

Employees have the option to copy and paste the following text into their Out of Office Assistant in Outlook for upcoming holidays.


I will be out of the office on __________ in observance of the _____________ holiday. I apologize for any inconvenience and will respond to your message when our offices reopen _____________.  

Optional Addition:

If you have an urgent matter, please contact ____________ at______________.


Holiday Closure Posters

2018 Holiday Closure Posters
All 2018 posters are in English and Spanish. To print the 11" x 17" Holiday posters for your department/agency, please click the links below:

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Presidents' Day
Cesar Chavez Day
  Memorial Day

Independence Day
  Labor Day
  Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day

English & Spanish