[photo, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland] Maryland's legal 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. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, it is observed the following Monday (Chapter 422, Acts of 1994; Code General Provisions Article, sec. 1-111).

Although holiday generally means "a day marked by a general suspension of work in commemoration of an event", in Maryland, this is not always the case.

Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, October 2008. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


January 2 (Monday) New Year's Day (observed)
January 16 (Monday) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday (observed)
February 12 (Sunday) Lincoln's birthday
February 20 (third Monday) Presidents' Day
March 25 (Saturday) Maryland Day
April 7 (Friday) Good Friday
May 30 (Monday) Memorial Day
June 19 (Monday) Juneteenth National Independence Day* (observed)
(Chapter 64, Acts of 2022)
July 4 (Tuesday) Independence Day
September 4 (first Monday) Labor Day
September 12 (Tuesday) Defenders' Day
October 9 (Monday) Columbus Day (observed)
November 11 (Saturday) Veterans' Day (observed Friday, Nov. 10, 2023)
November 23 (fourth Thursday) Thanksgiving Day
November 24 (fourth Friday) American Indian Heritage Day
December 25 (Monday) Christmas Day

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