State Government Holidays

2015 Holiday Schedule

The 2015 Holiday Schedule is issued under the provisions of Chapter 11 of the State of Maine Civil Service Rules and the Benefit Package for Confidential Employees. The 2016 Holiday Schedule is also available.

New Year's Day Thursday, January 1, 2015
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 19, 2015
Washington's Birthday/President's Day Monday, February 16, 2015
Patriot's Day Monday, April 20, 2015
Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2015
Independence Day Friday, July 3, 2015*
Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2015
Columbus Day Monday, October 12, 2015
Veterans' Day Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26, 2015
Thanksgiving Friday Friday, November 27, 2015
Christmas Day Friday, December 25, 2015

To be eligible for holiday pay, employee must be in pay status on the normal workday immediately preceding and the normal workday immediately following the day and date on which the holiday is observed.

An employee who is required to work on any of these days will be granted compensatory time off at the mutual convenience of the employer and employee. If the holiday falls on a normal day off, an alternative compensatory day will be granted. Cash payments shall be made only in the instance of departmental policy established in conformance with Chapter 11, Section 1, ofState of Maine Civil Service Rules.

For Maine State Government, holidays that fall on Saturday are observed on the preceding Friday, and holidays that fall on Sunday are observed on the following Monday. For calendar year 2015, Independence Day (July 4) falls on a Saturday and will be observed on Friday, July 3, 2015.