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.