Maine observes the following as official holidays (ME Rev. Stat. Tit. 4 Sec. 1051):
|January 1 ||New Year's Day |
|Third Monday in January ||Martin Luther King Jr. Day |
|Third Monday in February ||Washington's Birthday |
|Third Monday in April ||Patriot's Day |
|Last Monday in May (or May 30, if designated by the federal government) ||Memorial Day |
|July 4 ||Independence Day |
|First Monday in September ||Labor Day |
|Second Monday in October ||Columbus Day |
|November 11 ||Veterans Day |
|Fourth Thursday in November ||Thanksgiving |
|Day after Thanksgiving ||Friday after Thanksgiving |
|December 25 ||Christmas Day |
If a holiday falls on a Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday.
Large retail stores (with over 5,000 square feet of selling space) may not be open on Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter (ME Rev. Stat. Tit. 17 Sec. 3204). Additionally, motor vehicle sales are prohibited on Sundays (ME Rev. Stat. Tit. 17 Sec. 3203).