MARYLAND AT A GLANCE

HOLIDAYS

LEGAL HOLIDAYS


[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.


2019

January 1 (Tuesday) New Year's Day
January 21 (Monday) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday (observed)
February 12 (Tuesday) Lincoln's Birthday
February 18 (third Monday) Presidents' Day
March 25 (Monday) Maryland Day
April 19 (Friday) Good Friday
May 27 (Monday) Memorial Day
July 4 (Thursday) Independence Day
September 2 (first Monday) Labor Day
September 12 (Thursday) Defenders' Day
October 14 (Monday) Columbus Day* (observed)
November 11 (Monday) Veterans' Day
November 28 (fourth Thursday) Thanksgiving Day
November 29 (fourth Friday) American Indian Heritage Day
December 25 (Wednesday) Christmas Day

2018

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

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