[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 1 (Monday) New Year's Day
January 15 (Monday) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday
February 12 (Monday) Lincoln's Birthday
February 19 (third Monday) Presidents' Day
March 26 (Monday) Maryland Day (observed)
March 30 (Friday) Good Friday
May 28 (Monday) Memorial Day
July 4 (Wednesday) Independence Day
September 3 (first Monday) Labor Day
September 12 (Wednesday) Defenders' Day
October 8 (Monday) Columbus Day* (observed)
November 12 (Monday) Veterans' Day (observed)
November 22 (fourth Thursday) Thanksgiving Day
November 23 (fourth Friday) American Indian Heritage Day
December 25 (Tuesday) Christmas Day


January 2 (Monday) New Year's Day* (observed)
January 16 (Monday) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday* (observed)
February 13 (Monday) Lincoln's Birthday* (observed)
February 20 (third Monday) Presidents' Day* (observed)
March 25 (Saturday) Maryland Day
April 14 (Friday) Good Friday
May 29 (Monday) Memorial Day
July 4 (Tuesday) Independence Day
September 4 (first Monday) Labor Day
September 12 (Tuesday) Defenders' Day
October 9 (Monday) Columbus Day* (observed)
November 10 (Friday) Veterans' Day (observed)
November 23 (fourth Thursday) Thanksgiving Day
November 24 (Friday after Thanksgiving) American Indian Heritage Day
December 25 (Monday) Christmas Day* (observed)

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