[photo, Canton Middle School, 801 South Highland Ave., Baltimore, Maryland}
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  • In Maryland, if federal and State observances of a holiday fall on different days, each local board of education determines on which date the holiday will be observed in its public schools (Code Education Article, sec. 7-103).

    Canton Middle School, 801 South Highland Ave., Baltimore, Maryland, May 2002. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    January 18 (Monday) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday (observed)
    February 15 (third Monday) Presidents' Day
    March 25-28 Good Friday through the day after Easter
    May 30 (Monday) Memorial Day
    November 24-25 (fourth Thursday & Friday) Thanksgiving Day & American Indian Heritage Day
    December 26-31 Christmas Eve through end of year

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