The 2021 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.

HOLIDAY DAY, DATE OBSERVED
New Year's Day Friday, January 1, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 18, 2021
Washington's Birthday/President's Day Monday, February 15, 2021
Patriot's Day Monday, April 19, 2021
Memorial Day Monday, May 31, 2021
Independence Day Monday, July 5, 2021*
Labor Day Monday, September 6, 2021
Indigenous Peoples Day Monday, October 11, 2021
Veterans Day Thursday, November 11, 2021
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 25, 2021
Thanksgiving Friday Friday, November 26, 2021
Christmas Day Friday, December 24, 2021*
New Year's Day Friday, December 31, 2021*

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, of State of Maine Civil Service Rules.

*For Maine State Government, holidays that fall on Saturday are observed on the preceding Friday; holidays that fall on Sunday are observed on the following Monday.  For calendar year 2021, Independence Day (July 4) falls on Sunday and will be observed on Monday, July 5, 2021; and Christmas Day (December 25) falls on Saturday and will be observed on Friday, December 24, 2021.  Because New Year's Day (January 1, 2022) falls on Saturday, it will be observed on Friday, December 31, 2021.