[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 (Friday) New Year's Day
January 18 (Monday) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday* (observed)
February 12 (Friday) Lincoln's Birthday
February 15 (third Monday) Washington's Birthday* (Presidents' Day) (observed)
March 25 (Friday) Maryland Day
March 25 (Friday) Good Friday
May 30 (Monday) Memorial Day
July 4 (Monday) Independence Day
September 5 (first Monday) Labor Day
September 12 (Monday) Defenders' Day
October 10 (Monday) Columbus Day* (observed)
November 11 (Friday) Veterans' Day
November 24 (fourth Thursday) Thanksgiving Day
November 25 (Friday after Thanksgiving) American Indian Heritage Day
December 26 (Monday) Christmas Day (observed)

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