This is a list of the Legal Holidays, School Holidays and Public Holidays in Orlando and in Florida. The Legal or Public Holidays in Orlando and Florida are a mix of US Federal Holidays and Florida State Holidays.
2016 Legal, Public Holidays in Orlando and Florida
|HOLIDAY DATE||HOLIDAY DAY||FLORIDA LEGAL HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES||TYPE OF HOLIDAY|
|All Sundays||All Sundays in Florida are holidays.||Florida Legal Holiday|
|January 1, 2016||Friday||New Year’s Day, January 1.||US Federal Holiday|
|January 18, 2016||Monday||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is on the third Monday of January. This is to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday, which is on January 15.||US Federal Holiday|
|January 19, 2016||Tuesday||Birthday of Robert E. Lee on January 19. Robert E. Lee was a Confederate General during the American Civil War.||Florida Legal Holiday|
|February 12, 2016||Friday||Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday on February 12. Some states combine the celebration of Lincoln and Washington’s birthdays on the third Monday of February. This is also known as “President’s Day”.||Florida Legal Holiday|
|February 15, 2016||Monday||Susan B. Anthony Day celebrates her birthday on February 15. Susan B. Anthony was a social reformer who played a key role in the women’s Suffrage movement in USA.||Florida Legal Holiday|
|February 15, 2016||Monday||George Washington’s Birthday is celebrated on the third Monday in February. His actual birthday is on February 22.||US Federal Holiday|
|March 25, 2016||Friday||Good Friday is a Christian holiday to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.||Florida Legal Holiday|
|April 1, 2016||Friday||Pascua Florida Day (April 2) is celebrated as Florida State Day. This holiday celebrates the discovery of Florida by Juan Ponce de León in 1513. In 2016, it is celebrated on April 1 (Friday), since April 2 is a holiday.||Florida Legal Holiday|
|April 26, 2016||Tuesday||Confederate Memorial Day (April 26) honors the Confederate martyrs of the Civil War.||Florida Legal Holiday|
|May 30, 2016||Monday||Memorial Day honors the dead in the Civil War. It is on the last Monday in May.||US Federal Holiday|
|June 3, 2016||Friday||Birthday of Jefferson Davis on June 3. Jefferson Finis Davis was the President of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Dates of this holiday vary in other Southern States.||Florida Legal Holiday|
|June 14, 2016||Tuesday||Flag Day Holiday. On June 14, 1777, United States adopted their flag. The US Army also celebrates its birthday on June 14.||Florida Legal Holiday|
|July 4, 2016||Monday||Independence Day (Fourth Of July) celebrates the signing of the Declaration Of Independence from British Rule||US Federal Holiday|
|September 5, 2016||Monday||Labor Day celebrates workers and the labour movement. It is on the first Monday in September.||US Federal Holiday|
|October 10, 2016||Monday||Columbus Day celebrates the landing of Columbus in USA. Florida also celebrates Farmers’ Day on this day, which is the second Monday in October.||US Federal Holiday|
|November 8, 2016||Tuesday||General Election Day for the President of the United States.||Florida Legal Holiday|
|November 11, 2016||Friday||Veterans Day celebrates the contribution of Veterans. World War 1 ended on November 11, 1918.||US Federal Holiday|
|November 24, 2016||Thursday||Thanksgiving Day Holiday. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Thanks Giving was originally a Harvest Festival.||US Federal Holiday|
|December 25, 2016||Sunday||Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.||US Federal Holiday|
NOTE: If a Public or Legal Florida Holiday is on a Sunday, the following Monday is a holiday.
NOTE: If a Public or Legal Florida Holiday is on a Saturday, the previous Friday is a holiday.
For more information on Legal Holidays and Special Observances in Florida, please refer to Florida Statutes Chapter 683.
TIPS FOR TOURIST: Orlando’s theme parks and tourist attractions get a large influx of visitors during holidays, long weekends and school holidays. Tourist and visitors looking for a relaxed visit to Orlando may want to avoid these holidays.
2016, 2017 School Holidays in Orlando and Florida
In addition to Legal Holidays and Public Holidays, students are given the below listed School Holidays in Orlando. This list of 2016 and 2017 School Holidays is for Orange County Public Schools.
2016 Long Holidays For Students In Orlando And Florida
|2016 – 2017 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS FOR ORLANDO, FLORIDA||START OF HOLIDAY||END OF HOLIDAY|
|SUMMER BREAK: Long holiday marks the change of grade.||June 9, 2016||Thursday||August 14, 2016||Sunday|
|WINTER BREAK: Start of Second Semester after Winter holidays.||December 16, 2016||Saturday||January 3, 2017||Tuesday|
|SPRING BREAK: Start of 4th Marking Period after Spring holidays.||March 17, 2017||Friday||March 26, 2016||Sunday|
|SUMMER BREAK: Long holiday marks the change of grade.||June 1, 2017||Thursday||August 6, 2016||Sunday|
2016, 2017 School Holidays In Orlando And Florida
|2016, 2017 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA||DATE||DAY|
|End of First Marking period on Oct 13, 2016||October 14, 2016||Friday|
|Teacher Professional Day||October 28, 2016||Friday|
|Thanksgiving Holiday Break||November 23, 2016||Wednesday|
|Thanksgiving Holiday Break||November 24, 2016||Thursday|
|Thanksgiving Holiday Break||November 25, 2016||Friday|
|End of Second Marking period on Mar 16, 2017||March 17, 2017||Friday|
|Student Holiday||April 28, 2017||Friday|
|Memorial Day Holiday||May 29, 2017||Monday|
NOTE: Teachers and School staff get fewer holidays than students.