Cesar Chavez Day, observed every year on March 31, celebrates the birth and legacy of the migrant farm worker activist who co-founded the United Farm Workers.

It is what is known as a "U.S. federal commemorative holiday," which means it's not a federal holiday, per se, so there is no requirement that government or business close on this day.

Because the state of Texas only recognizes the day as an optional state holiday, it will be mostly business as usual in El Paso.

Entities that do recognize the day will observe it on either Friday, March 29 or Monday, April 1 as Cesar Chavez Day falls on a Sunday this year.

School Districts That WILL Have Classes:

EPISD, YISD, SISD, Canutillo, Clint, Anthony, San Eli, and Fabens (Fabens will have early release)

Colleges & Universities

● EPCC, no classes Friday, March 29
● UTEP, no classes Friday, March 29

City, County Government:

● The El Paso County Courthouse and all county offices CLOSED Monday, April 1.
● City Hall plus all city run departments, and all city libraries do not observe the day and will be OPEN Friday and Monday.

Parks & Rec

All city Sports Centers and Aquatic Centers, recreation centers, senior centers and daycare operations will be OPEN and on their regular schedule.


OPEN. The El Paso Zoo’s admission gate hours will not be affected.

Sun Metro:

Bus routes WILL NOT be affected; Sun Metro will be operating on its regular schedule.

Federal and State Government + Banks and Postal Service:

Service WILL NOT be affected Friday or Monday

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