The state celebrates Maryland Day every year on March 25 to commemorate the day in 1634 when Maryland was settled.
At St. Clement’s Island, they landed in what is now St. Mary’s County, according to the Maryland State Archives.
The formal observance of Maryland Day began in 1903, when the state Board of Education chose one day in the school year to be devoted to the study of Maryland history. In 1916, the Maryland General Assembly authorized Maryland Day as a legal holiday.
Maryland Day this year coincides with Good Friday, a day when many government offices are already closed. City of Annapolis offices will be closed Monday, March 28 in observance of Maryland Day.
There are some celebrations planned for Maryland Day, including the Price of Baltimore II’s visit to Annapolis City Dock. The public is invited to take a free deck tour of the ship.
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