If the landlord’s count includes a Florida legal holiday, then the notice is improper giving the tenant a defense to the eviction lawsuit.
What are the legal holidays for the State of Florida? They are listed in Florida Statute 683.01 and include the following:
- Sunday, the first day of each week.
- New Year’s Day, January 1.
- Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., January 15.
- Birthday of Robert E. Lee, January 19.
- Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12.
- Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday, February 15.
- Washington’s Birthday, the third Monday in February.
- Good Friday.
- Pascua Florida Day, April 2.
- Confederate Memorial Day, April 26.
- Memorial Day, the last Monday in May.
- Birthday of Jefferson Davis, June 3.
- Flag Day, June 14.
- Independence Day, July 4.
- Labor Day, the first Monday in September.
- Columbus Day and Farmers’ Day, the second Monday in October.
- Veterans’ Day, November 11.
- General Election Day.
- Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November.
- Christmas Day, December 25.
- Shrove Tuesday, sometimes also known as “Mardi Gras,” in counties where carnival associations are organized for the purpose of celebrating the same.
- Whenever any legal holiday shall fall upon a Sunday, the Monday next following shall be deemed a public holiday for all and any of the purposes aforesaid.