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Listed below is the University of Maine System official holiday schedule.  Any future announcement from Human Resources about a particular holiday will be based on this schedule.

2014 Holidays
Day/Date
Day/Date Allowed**
Independence Day*
Friday, July 4
Friday, July 4
Labor Day*
Monday, September 1
Monday, September 1
Columbus Day
Monday, October 13
Monday, October 13
Veterans’ Day
Tuesday, November 11
Tuesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day*
Thursday, November  27
Thursday, November 27
Day after Thanksgiving Day*
Friday, November 28
Friday,  November 28
Christmas Day*
Thursday, December 25
Thursday, December 25
2015 Holidays
Day/Date
Day/Date Allowed**
New Year’s Day*
Thursday, January 1
Thursday, January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 19
Monday, January 19
President’s Day
Monday, February 16
Monday, February 16
Patriot’s Day
Monday, April 20
Monday, April 20
Memorial Day*
Monday, May 25
Monday, May 25

* Premium holiday pay; refer to appropriate collective bargaining agreements or employee handbooks.

** Employees represented by collective bargaining agents will be governed by provisions of their collective bargaining agreement.

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.

For planning purposes, please note the following important religious holidays:

 

• Good Friday, the Friday before Easter Sunday, falls on April 3, 2015.
• Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) begins at sundown on September 24, 2014 and continues through sundown on September 26, 2014.
• Yom Kippur (Jewish, The Day of Atonement) begins at sundown on October 3, 2014 and concludes at sundown October 4, 2014.
• Ramadan (Islamic, month-long fast) starts at sundown on June 28, 2014  and concludes with the start of the three day holiday of Eid al-Fitr on July 28, 2014.
• Eid al-adha, (a four-day Islamic holiday) starts October 4, 2014.

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Office of Human Resources
5717 Corbett Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207)581-1581E-mail: hr-um@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
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