Official City Holidays

Date Observed Holiday
Monday, January 1 New Year's Day
Monday, January 15 Martin Luther King Jr Day
Monday, February 19 President's Day
Friday, March 30 Good Friday
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day 
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 3 Labor Day
Monday, October 8 Columbus Day
Tuesday, November 6 General Election
Monday, November 12 Veterans Day (Observed)
Thursday, November 22 Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday, 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.

  • Monday, February 12: Lincoln's Birthday (Observed)
  • Monday, March 26: Maryland Day  (Civilian Employees Only) ~ Observed date
  • Tuesday, September 12: Defender's Day