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February 16, 2010

Legal Trivia: Presidents Day Is Not An Official Holiday

Filed under: Electronic Resources — Tags: , — uhlawlibrary @ 10:27 am

A HeinOnline blog post about the holiday retailers call “Presidents Day” indicates that this holiday is actually Washington’s Birthday. In 5 U.S.C. 6103, ten federal holidays are listed.

  • New Year’s Day – Jan. 1
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. – 3d Monday in January
  • Washington’s Birthday – 3d Monday in February
  • Memorial Day – Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day – July 4
  • Labor Day – 1st Monday in September
  • Columbus Day – 2d Monday in October
  • Veterans Day – Nov. 11
  • Thanksgiving Day – 4th Thursday in November
  • Christmas Day – Dec. 25
  • HeinOnline also offers links on its blog post to scholarly articles about Washington’s Birthday as a legal public holiday.


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