University of Maine System Holiday Schedule

Fiscal year 2025

HolidayDate
JuneteenthWednesday, June 19, 2024
Independence Day*Thursday, July 4, 2024
Labor Day*Monday, September 2, 2024
Indigenous Peoples’ DayMonday, October 14, 2024
Veteran’s DayMonday, November 11, 2024
Thanksgiving Day*Thursday, November 28, 2024
Day after Thanksgiving*Friday, November 29, 2024
Christmas Day*Wednesday, December 25, 2024
New Year’s Day*Wednesday, January 1, 2025
Martin Luther King DayMonday, January 20, 2025
Presidents’ DayMonday, February 17, 2025
Patriot’s DayMonday, April 21, 2025
Memorial Day*Monday, May 26, 2025
JuneteenthThursday, June 19, 2025

For Planning Purposes, Please Note the Following Important Religious Holidays

HolidayReligionDate
Eid al AdhaIslamJune 14 – July 16, 2024
Rosh HashanahJewishOctober 2 – October 4, 2024
Yom KippurJewishOctober 11 – October 12, 2024
Diwali – DeepavaliHindu/Sikh/JainNovember 1 – November 5, 2024
Ramadan beginsIslamFebruary 29, 2025
Eid al Fitr IslamMarch 29 – March 30, 2025
Good FridayChristianApril 18, 2025
Eid al AdhaIslamJune 6 – June 7, 2025

*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.