Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is extending the July 4 holiday an extra day in the state — closing government offices July 5 and giving state workers the day off.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is extending the July 4 holiday an extra day in the state — closing government offices July 5 and giving state workers the day off. (Joshua McKerrow / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is extending the July 4 holiday an extra day in the state — closing government offices July 5 and giving state workers the day off.

“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,” Hogan said Monday in a statement. “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.”

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To avoid disrupting class and exam schedules, state universities have the option to remain open July 5 and schedule the additional holiday day at a later date, the governor’s office said

The state has about 80,000 full-time employees.

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