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Northern Mariana Islands

Northern Mariana Islands Public Holidays

Today – 16 December 2018 – is not a holiday in the Northern Mariana Islands.

Discover upcoming public holiday dates for Northern Mariana Islands and start planning to make the most of your time off.

The Northern Mariana Islands currently celebrate 14 public holidays. These include the 9 national holidays celebrated in the mainland United States as well as 5 holidays that are specific to the islands.

Public holidays in the Northern Mariana Islands are non-working holidays. Employers are not required to provide pay for these days unless it is specified in the work contract.

Employees who are required to work on a non-working holiday are eligible for a day off in lieu for the holiday unless their work contract provides for premium pay on that day. All public holiday laws are regulated under Commonwealth Law 15-37.

The Governor of the Island of Saipan reserves the right to declare one-time holidays during the year. These holidays are often reserved for special events. Businesses must comply with any one-time holidays that are stated.

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