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Article - General Provisions




§1–111.

    (a)    In this Code and any regulation or directive adopted under it, “legal holiday” means:

        (1)    January 1, for New Year’s Day;

        (2)    (i)    January 15, for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday; or

            (ii)    if the United States Congress designates another day for observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, the day designated by the United States Congress;

        (3)    February 12, for Lincoln’s birthday;

        (4)    the third Monday in February, for Washington’s birthday;

        (5)    March 25, for Maryland Day;

        (6)    Good Friday;

        (7)    (i)    May 30, for Memorial Day; or

            (ii)    if the United States Congress designates another day for observance of Memorial Day, the day designated by the United States Congress;

        (8)    July 4, for Independence Day;

        (9)    the first Monday in September, for Labor Day;

        (10)    September 12, for Defenders’ Day;

        (11)    (i)    October 12, for Columbus Day; or

            (ii)    if the United States Congress designates another day for observance of Columbus Day, the day designated by the United States Congress;

        (12)    November 11, for Veterans’ Day;

        (13)    the fourth Thursday in November, for Thanksgiving Day;

        (14)    the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, for American Indian Heritage Day;

        (15)    December 25, for Christmas Day;

        (16)    each statewide general election day in the State; and

        (17)    each other day that the President of the United States or the Governor designates for general cessation of business.

    (b)    Except as otherwise expressly provided in the Code, a legal holiday shall be observed on:

        (1)    the date specified in subsection (a) of this section; or

        (2)    if that date falls on a Sunday, on the next Monday after that date.