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 (Thursday)||New Year's Day|
|January 19 (Monday)||Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday* (observed)|
|February 16 (third Monday)||Presidents' Day|
|May 22 (Friday)||service reduction day***|
|May 25 (Monday)||Memorial Day|
|July 3 (Friday)||Independence Day**|
|September 7 (first Monday)||Labor Day|
|October 12 (Monday)||Columbus Day* (observed)|
|November 11 (Wednesday)||Veterans' Day* (observed)|
|November 26 (fourth Thursday)||Thanksgiving Day|
|November 27 (fourth Friday)||American Indian Heritage Day|
|December 25 (Friday)||Christmas Day|
**When a holiday falls on a Saturday, for State employees it is observed the Friday before. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the observance is on the following Monday.
***Due to budget constraints, State operations are curtailed on service reduction days as specified in Executive Order 01.01.2011.08. Service reduction days end July 1, 2015.
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