University of Maine System Holiday Schedule

The University of Maine System holiday schedule for the year 2023, as well as important religious holidays, are below.

Fiscal Year 2023

Holiday Date
Independence Day* Monday, July 4, 2022
Labor Day* Monday, September 5, 2022
Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, October 10, 2022
Veteran’s Day Friday, November, 11, 2022
Thanksgiving Day* Thursday, November 24, 2022
Day after Thanksgiving* Friday, November 25, 2022
Christmas Day* Sunday, December 25, 2022 (Observed Monday, December 26, 2022)
New Year’s Day* Sunday, January 1, 2023 (Observed Monday, January 2, 2023)
Martin Luther King Day Monday January 16, 2023
Presidents’ Day Monday, February 20, 2023
Patriot’s Day Monday, April 17, 2023
Memorial Day* Monday, May 29, 2023
Juneteenth Monday, June 19, 2023

For Planning Purposes, Please Note the Following Important Religious Holidays

Fiscal Year 2023

Holiday Religion Date
Eid al Adha* Islam July 9 – 10, 2022
Rosh Hashanah* Jewish September 26 – 27, 2022
Yom Kippur* Jewish October 4 – 5, 2022
Diwali – Deepavali** Hindu/Sikh/Jain October 24 – 28, 2022
Good Friday Christian April 7, 2023
Ramadan begins* Islam March 23, 2023
Eid al Fitr* Islam April 21 – 22, 2023

*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.