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
|Juneteenth||Monday, June 19, 2023|
|Independence Day*||Tuesday, July 4, 2023|
|Labor Day*||Monday, September 4, 2023|
|Indigenous Peoples’ Day||Monday, October 9, 2023|
|Veteran’s Day||Saturday, 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 Day||Monday January 15, 2024|
|Presidents’ Day||Monday, February 19, 2024|
|Patriot’s Day||Monday, April 15, 2024|
|Memorial Day*||Monday, May 27, 2024|
|Juneteenth||Wednesday, June 19, 2024|
For Planning Purposes, Please Note the Following Important Religious Holidays
|Eid al Adha||Islam||June 28 – July 2, 2023|
|Rosh Hashanah||Jewish||September 15-17, 2023|
|Yom Kippur||Jewish||September 24-25, 2023|
|Diwali – Deepavali||Hindu/Sikh/Jain||November 9 – 14, 2023|
|Ramadan begins||Islam||March 11, 2024|
|Good Friday||Christian||March 29, 2024|
|Eid al Fitr||Islam||April 10-11, 2024|
|Eid al Adha||Islam||June 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.