Q May a county or city recognize Good Friday as a legal holiday?

A Yes. Section 3-3-7 lists the legal holidays in Mississippi, and subsection (2) further provides that in lieu of any one legal holiday provided for in Section 3-3-7(1), with the exception of the third Monday in January (Robert E. Lees and Martin Luther King, Jr.s birthday) and the eleventh day of November (Armistice or Veterans Day), the governing authorities of any municipality or county may declare, by order spread upon its minutes, Mardi Gras Day or any one other day during the year, to be a legal holiday. Note that this is a substitution, not an additional holiday.