ANNAPOLIS, Md. — State employees will now be able to have an extended Independence Day celebration, following Governor Larry Hogan's announcement on Monday.
Since Independence Day falls on a Thursday this year, Governor Hogan is granting state employees an additional day to gather with their families and enjoy the celebrations happening across the state.
“We have some tremendous family-friendly events taking place all around the state, not only on the Fourth of July, but throughout the entire weekend,” said Governor Hogan. “I hope the long holiday will encourage Marylanders to spend more time together and celebrate our nation’s independence with all we have to offer here in our great state.”
To avoid disrupting class schedules, state universities have the option to remain open on July 5 and schedule the additional holiday at a later date.