Maine Federal and State Holidays 2017Today – 23 May 2017 – is not a holiday in Maine.
This page contains a calendar of all 2017 federal and state holidays for Maine. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year Holiday|
|16 Jan||Mon||Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday|
|20 Feb||Mon||President's Day|
|16 Apr||Sun||Easter Sunday|
|17 Apr||Mon||Patriots Day|
|29 May||Mon||Memorial Day|
|4 Jul||Tue||Independence Day|
|4 Sep||Mon||Labor Day|
|9 Oct||Mon||Columbus Day|
|10 Nov||Fri||Veterans Day Holiday|
|11 Nov||Sat||Veterans Day|
|23 Nov||Thu||Thanksgiving Day|
|24 Nov||Fri||Thanksgiving Friday|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
Visit maine.gov for the official announcement.
Maine follows all holidays that are recognized by the federal government, including Martin Luther King Jr Day, Veteran’s Day and Columbus Day. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday is celebrated on Monday while holidays that fall on a Saturday are celebrated on Friday.
Maine and Massachusetts are the only two states in the country to celebrate Patriot’s Day. The holiday is celebrated in mid-April, normally around April 19, to recognize the patriots who fought for the country’s independence.
The first battles of the war were fought in the areas of Lexington and Concord, near Boston, Massachusetts, on April 19, 1775. One of the patriots recognized is Paul Revere whose famous “Midnight Ride” warned the colonists of the British invasion. Tennessee has also passed legislation to recognize Patriot’s Day, but it is not a holiday as it is in Maine. In Maine, state, county and municipal offices are closed and many schools are also closed.
Although the state does not require private employers to offer employees paid holidays, most employers in the state give employees at least seven paid holidays each year. In addition, many employers pay higher salaries on holidays in order to entice employees to work those days.
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