Every fall, CBIA surveys member companies to determine which paid holidays they will provide employees in the coming year.

The results of the latest survey reflect responses from 276 Connecticut firms.

Companies were also asked if they would be giving employees time off for holidays not included in the survey.

No holiday dominated those responses; the most common choices were Columbus Day, Veterans Day, and an offer of floating holidays.

Survey Results

  • New Year's Day (Wed., Jan. 1): 97% of respondents offer this paid holiday
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (Monday, Jan. 20): 14%
  • Presidents' Day (Mon., Feb. 17): 30%
  • Good Friday (Fri., April 10): 52%
  • Memorial Day (Mon., May 25): 97%
  • Independence Day (Fri., July 3): 78%
  • Independence Day (and Mon., July 6): 19%
  • Labor Day (Mon., Sept. 7): 97%
  • Thanksgiving Day (Thurs., Nov. 26): 99%
  • Day after Thanksgiving (Fri., Nov. 27): 78%
  • Christmas Day (Fri., Dec. 25): 97%*
  • New Year's Day (Fri., Jan. 1, 2021): 94%**

 *Ten percent of companies indicated they would give time in addition to Christmas Day:

  • Christmas Eve: 40%
  • Half-day on Christmas Eve: 32%
  • Closed for the week between Christmas and Jan. 1: 28%

**Fifty-one percent reported closing all or part of New Year's Eve in addition to being closed on New Year's Day.

Survey Demographics

Company type:

  • Manufacturing: 38%
  • Non-Manufacturing: 62%

 Company size (by number of employees):

  • 1-24: 62%
  • 25-74: 22%
  • 75-149: 8%
  • 150-249: 4%
  • 250-499: 3%
  • 500-plus: 1%

For more information, contact CBIA's Phillip Montgomery (860.244.1982).