The 2023 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. This list applies to employees NOT covered by collective bargaining.  Employees who are covered by collective bargaining are referred to their Collective Bargaining Agreement for a list of paid holidays. Link to 2024 Holiday Schedule.

New Year's Day Monday, January 2, 2023*
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 16, 2023
Washington's Birthday/President's Day Monday, February 20, 2023
Patriot's Day Monday, April 17, 2023
Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2023
Juneteenth Monday, June 19, 2023
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Labor Day Monday, September 4, 2023
Indigenous Peoples Day Monday, October 9, 2023
Veterans Day Friday, November 10, 2023*
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23, 2023
Thanksgiving Friday Friday, November 24, 2023
Christmas Day Monday, December 25, 2023

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 2022, New Year’s Day (January 1) falls on a Saturday and will be observed on Friday, December 31, 2021; Juneteenth (June 19th) falls on a Sunday and will be observed on Monday, June 20, 2022; and Christmas Day (December 25) falls on Sunday and will be observed on Monday, December 26, 2022.