In Maryland, State employee holidays include each statewide general election day, and each other day that the President of the United States or the Governor designates for general cessation of business (Chapter 347, Acts of 1996; Code State Personnel and Pensions Article, sec. 9-201). Several holidays formerly observed for State employees were abolished as such in 1996. These included Lincoln's Birthday (Feb. 12), Maryland Day (March 25), Good Friday, and Defender's Day (Sept. 12) (Chapter 347, Acts of 1996).
State House (from Francis St.), Annapolis, Maryland, July 2010. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
|January 1 (Friday)||New Year's Day|
|January 18 (Monday)||Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday* (observed)|
|February 15 (third Monday)||Presidents' Day|
|May 30 (Monday)||Memorial Day|
|July 4 (Monday)||Independence Day|
|September 5 (first Monday)||Labor Day|
|October 10 (Monday)||Columbus Day* (observed)|
|November 8 (Tuesday)||Presidential Election Day|
|November 11 (Friday)||Veterans' Day|
|November 24 (fourth Thursday)||Thanksgiving Day|
|November 25 (fourth Friday)||American Indian Heritage Day|
|December 26 (Monday)||Christmas Day (observed)|
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