Title 16

Chapter 20
Holidays and Days of Special Observance

R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-20-1

§ 16-20-1. School holidays enumerated.

The first day of January (as New Year’s Day), the third Monday of January (as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), the twenty-second day of February (as Washington’s Birthday), the thirtieth day of May (as Memorial Day), the fourth day of July (as Independence Day), the twelfth day of October (as Columbus Day), the eleventh day of November (as Veterans Day), the twenty-fifth day of December (as Christmas Day), and each of these days in every year, or when any of the days falls on a Sunday, then the day following it, the first Monday of September (as Labor Day), and any other days that the governor or general assembly of this state or the president or the congress of the United States shall appoint as holidays for any purpose, days of thanksgiving, or days of solemn fast, shall be school holidays and no session of any school, except as provided in this section, in this state shall be held on any one of these days. Independent schools shall not be required to observe as a holiday the third Monday of January (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day).

History of Section.
P.L. 1914, ch. 1071, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 75, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 191, § 1; P.L. 1942, ch. 1223, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 16-20-1; P.L. 1980, ch. 270, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 86, § 38.