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TO:                  All Circuit and Family Court Judges

FROM:           Jean H. Toal, Chief Justice

RE:                  State Holidays

DATE:            February 10, 2003

I have received many inquiries recently concerning the Judicial Department’s observation of State Holidays.  The General Assembly has identified twelve dates on which legal holidays for South Carolina State employees will be observed annually.  The Judicial Department will observe these designated days listed below.  All State employees will observe these state holidays notwithstanding a county’s non-observation of the designated holiday.  I will be happy to approve exceptions to observing the state holidays in the event of an emergency hearing or carryover trial. 

State Legal Holidays
New Year’s Day        
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
George Washington’s Birthday/President’s Day
Confederate Memorial Day
National Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
Day After Christmas

Cc:   Clerks of Court