Calendar of Observances
This calendar of observances lists the official state holidays, religious holidays, and other days community members may be observing.
Official State Holidays
The following is a list of holidays dictated by the State. On these days, Town Hall is closed for observation. Please note if the holiday falls on Saturday, the Town typically observes it the Friday before, and if the holiday falls on Sunday, the Town typically observes it the Monday after.
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther Jr. Day
- Presidents’ Day
- Patriots’ Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Indigenous Peoples' Day
- Veterans’ Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Eve*
- Christmas Day
*Christmas Eve is not dictated by the State, but is observed by the Town.
The following is a list of holidays celebrated by other major world religions such as Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism. We strongly encourage employers and committee members to consider alternatives to hosting meetings on certain holidays as it accommodates the staff and members who celebrate them.
- Ramadan: The Islamic Holy Month of fasting
- Passover: The Jewish commemoration of the freeing of Jews/Israelites from slavery in Egypt
- Eid al-Fit: The Muslim festival ending Ramadan
- Rosh Hashanah: the Jewish New Year
- Yom Kippur: The Jewish Day of Atonement
- Sukkot: The Jewish Feast of the Tabernacles
- Shemini Atzeret: The Jewish 8th Day of Assembly
- Simchat Torah: The Jewish Rejoicing in the Torah
- Diwali: The Hindu Festival of Lights
- Hanukkah: The Jewish festival celebrating the victory of the Maccabees
A Note on Observances
We acknowledge the Christian hegemony that dictates which holidays are formally recognized by many professional workplaces. Best practices for creating an inclusive workplace and/or committee environment are to invite members to share any spiritual/religious accommodations they might need prior to scheduling meetings. For more information, see the resources below or, email Jasmine Ramón.