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 1957, Art. 1, sec. 27).

January 1 New Year's Day
January 15 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday*
February 12 Lincoln's Birthday
February 16 (third Monday) Washington's Birthday
March 25 Maryland Day
April 10 Good Friday
May 30 Memorial Day*
July 4 Independence Day
September 7 (first Monday) Labor Day
September 12 Defenders' Day
October 12 Columbus Day*
November 3 Election Day
November 11 Veterans' Day
November 26 (fourth Thursday) Thanksgiving Day
December 25 Christmas Day

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 Maryland Manual On-Line, 1998

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