University of Maine System Holiday Schedule

The University of Maine System holiday schedule for years 2023 and 2024, as well as important religious holidays, are below.

Fiscal year 2024

JuneteenthMonday, June 19, 2023
Independence Day*Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Labor Day*Monday, September 4, 2023
Indigenous Peoples’ DayMonday, October 9, 2023
Veteran’s DaySaturday, November 11, 2023
(Observed Friday, November 10, 2023)
Thanksgiving Day*Thursday, November 23, 2023
Day after Thanksgiving*Friday, November 24, 2023
Christmas Day*Monday, December 25, 2023
New Year’s Day*Monday, January 1, 2024
Martin Luther King DayMonday January 15, 2024
Presidents’ DayMonday, February 19, 2024
Patriot’s DayMonday, April 15, 2024
Memorial Day*Monday, May 27, 2024
JuneteenthWednesday, June 19, 2024 

For Planning Purposes, Please Note the Following Important Religious Holidays

Eid al AdhaIslamJune 28 – July 2, 2023
Rosh HashanahJewishSeptember 15-17, 2023
Yom KippurJewishSeptember 24-25, 2023
Diwali – DeepavaliHindu/Sikh/JainNovember 9 – 14, 2023
Ramadan beginsIslamMarch 11, 2024
Good FridayChristianMarch 29, 2024
Eid al FitrIslamApril 10-11, 2024
Eid al AdhaIslamJune 16 – 20, 2024

*Premium holiday pay; refer to collective bargaining agreements or employee handbooks (found on Human Resources front page under Employee Handbooks).

**Employees represented by collective bargaining agents will be governed by the provisions of their collective bargaining agreements.

It is important to remember that our faculty, staff, and students are from varied religious and cultural backgrounds which serve to enrich and strengthen our community. Any event scheduled on a major religious or cultural holiday can send a message of insensitivity or exclusivity to staff and students who cannot participate that day due to their religious beliefs. Therefore, please remind staff to avoid scheduling important meetings, exams, or other essential events on such dates whenever possible and to accommodate the observance of religious traditions for those staff and students who need to be absent for religious holidays throughout the year.