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
|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
|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.