Official City Holidays

Date Observed Holiday
Tuesday, January 1 New Year's Day
Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Jr Day
Monday, February 18 President's Day
Friday, April 19 Good Friday
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day 
Thursday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 2 Labor Day
Monday, October 14 Columbus Day
Monday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 28 Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday, December 25 Christmas Day

Modified Observance

A holiday which falls on Saturday will be observed the preceding Friday; a holiday which falls on a Sunday will be observed the following Monday.


Unless changed by the Board of Directors, the Municipal Employees Credit Union (MECU) will observe the City holidays.


In addition to the holidays listed above, employees of the Baltimore City Police Department also observe the following holidays.

  • Tuesday, February 12: Lincoln's Birthday (Observed)
  • Monday, March 25: Maryland Day  (Civilian Employees Only) ~ Observed date
  • Thursday, September 12: Defender's Day