Md. Gov. Hogan declares Dec. 23 as state holiday

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that state government agencies will be closed Dec. 23, the day before Christmas Eve.

Hogan said in a statement that he made the decision so that those who work in these agencies “can spend more time enjoying the holidays with their loved ones.”

“This is just another way to show our appreciation to our dedicated state workers who have worked tirelessly to serve their fellow Marylanders and help us to truly change Maryland for the better,” Hogan said.

He added that the day will be treated like other state holidays.

Dec. 23 is a state holiday in Virginia, but a spokeswoman for D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city’s government will be open that day.

Tadiwos Abedje

Tadi Abedje is a freelance digital writer/editor for WTOP. He was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Northern Virginia. Journalism has been his No. 1 passion since he was a kid and he is blessed to be around people, telling their stories and sharing them with the world.

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