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In the News (Sun 21 Apr 19)

  The King Center
Federal Holiday Commission, to last for a term of five years, with an option to renew for another 5 years.
The King Holiday Commissioners are sworn in by federal district Judge Horace Ward.
Federal Holiday and Service Act, expanding the mission of the holiday as a day of community service, interracial cooperation and youth anti-violence initiatives.
www.thekingcenter.org /holiday/kho_chronology.html   (1168 words)

  Federal holiday - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United States, a Federal holiday is a holiday recognized by the United States Government.
Holidays that fall on a Saturday are observed on the previous Friday, and those that fall on a Sunday are observed the following Monday.
Holidays proclaimed in this way may be considered a "national holiday," but it would be improper to refer to them as a "federal holiday".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Federal_holiday   (689 words)

 Holidays of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The annual federal holidays are widely observed by state and local governments, however they may alter the dates of observance or add or subtract holidays according to local custom.
Federal holidays are designated by Congress in Title V of the United States Code (5  U.S.C. If a holiday falls on a Saturday it is celebrated the preceding Friday; if a holiday falls on a Sunday it is celebrated the following Monday.
Florida, legal holiday in counties where carnival associations are organized for the purpose of celebrating the same.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Holidays_of_the_United_States   (1914 words)

 Federal holiday - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the United States, a Federal holiday is a holiday for which federal workers are excused from work.
Another holiday, Inauguration Day, is a holiday only for federal workers in and around Washington, D.C. ; its date is that January 20th after a presidential election.
However, most states use the same holidays for their employees, as well as their public schools, although the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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 Martin Luther King Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although the day is a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is usually not observed by small private companies except for banks.
Many large corporations close their operations (more so than on Veterans Day or Columbus Day, which are also federal holidays, but less so than on holidays such as Memorial Day or Labor Day when virtually all corporations are closed), but small shops, restaurants, and grocery stores tend to remain open.
The reasons for this have varied, ranging from the recent addition of the holiday (each year more businesses are closed than the year before) to its occurrence just two weeks after the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, when many businesses are closed for part of or sometimes all of the week.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Day   (650 words)

 Federal Holiday Proposals
As a result, we strongly believe that a holiday should be made to honor those men and women for we, as Americans, cannot stand as a statue amidst a battle while our kinsmen are being shot to death on the battlefield.
We also feel that this holiday would be a time for Americans to be able to observe a moment of silence and remember those who sacrificed their lives for their country on that tragic day.
This holiday would be a federal holiday and would be observed on the 2nd Monday of September.
eev.liu.edu /KK/federalholidays/federalholidays/essays.htm   (1332 words)

 Learn more about Holiday in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A holiday is day set aside by a nation or culture (in some cases, multiple nations and cultures) typically for celebration but sometimes for some other kind of special culture-wide (or national) observation or activity.
A public holiday or legal holiday is a holiday endorsed by the state.
Public holidays can be either religious, in which case they reflect the dominant religion in a country, or secular, in which case they are usually political or historical in character.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /h/ho/holiday.html   (760 words)

 Holidays: Religious and Secular, 2006
Armistice Day, a federal holiday, was established in 1926 to commemorate the signing in 1918 of the armistice ending World War I. On June 1, 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor all men and women who have served America in its armed forces.
A federal holiday observed the fourth Thursday in November by act of Congress (1941), it was the first such national proclamation issued by President Lincoln in 1863, on the urging of Mrs.
Holidays: Religious and Secular, 2005 - In the United States, there are ten federal holidays set by law.
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 Christmas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Celebrated mostly by Christians, the holiday is based on the traditional —though not accurate— birth of Jesus, as 25 December.
Others are reminded by the holiday of their kinship with the rest of humanity and do volunteer work or hold fundraising drives for charities.
December 25 was declared a federal holiday in the United States on June 26, 1870.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christmas   (6803 words)

 U.S. DOL - The History of Labor Day
In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a "workingmen's holiday" on that date.
By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.
Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.
www.dol.gov /opa/aboutdol/laborday.htm   (764 words)

 Massachusetts Legal Holidays
Federal offices are only closed on holidays which the federal government recognizes (i.e.
The term "federal holiday" is not applicable to individual states and the private sector since each state has jurisdiction over its holidays.
In Massachusetts certain holidays are subject to laws which restrict the type of work that may be performed as well as the kind of business and commercial activities that may remain open.
www.sec.state.ma.us /cis/cishol/holidx.htm   (290 words)

 U.S. Holidays for ESL Students
Holidays in the U.S. Every month of the year has something special to celebrate in the U.S. Throughout the years, the U.S.Congress has passed laws declaring special days as official observances known as federal holidays.
Holidays in the spring are celebrations of the rebirth of life.
This holiday is considered the `birthday of the United States of America.' It is the greatest non-religious holiday on the U.S. We celebrate this day with fireworks and parades.
www.eskimo.com /~cjh/esl/book1/chap2.html   (1358 words)

 HRS Federal Holiday Schedule   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
For a federal employee whose work week is Monday through Friday when a federal holiday occurs on Saturday, the Friday before is the employee's day off in lieu of the holiday.
When a holiday falls on a non-working day outside a full time employee's 40 hour basic work week or the employee's basic work requirement for the week, the day to be treated as the employee's holiday is the workday immediately preceeding the non-workday.
These rules would be issued when the head of the agency determines that a different "in lieu of" holiday is necessary to prevent an "adverse agency impact", as defined in 5 U.S.C. 6131(b).
www.hrsjobs.com /html/holidays.htm   (256 words)

 Holidays and Other Dates in the US Secular Calendar
Official rules covering Federal Holidays in the USA may be found at the Office of Personnel Management.
In-Lieu of Holidays: When a holiday falls on a nonworkday outside a full-time employee's basic workweek, the day to be treated as his or her holiday is the first workday preceding the nonworkday except, if the nonworkday is Sunday, the next workday is the holiday.
I have finally included this since it is a federal holiday, although it is not based on a secular holiday.
www.smart.net /~mmontes/ushols.html   (1491 words)

 Presidents' Day or Washington's Birthday?
Well, according to the federal government, the holiday observed on the third Monday in February is officially Washington's Birthday.
The federal holiday was celebrated on Feb. 22 until 1971, when it was moved to the third Monday in February.
Meanwhile, there was President Lincoln's birthday on Feb. 12, which never became a federal holiday but was celebrated as a legal holiday in many states outside the old Confederacy.
www.factmonster.com /spot/washington1.html   (574 words)

 PostalReporter.com -Perspectives- FMLA, Injured Workers, Federal Holiday
While all federal employees are covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act, their rights and remedies can differ substantially, depending on which of the law's four federal-sector provisions applies.
Federal workers are in for the bronco ride of their lives right now.
Federal managers are hiding compensation guidelines from injured feds, and covering up their faus pax by diligently "strong-arming" workers when they become hurt from their jobs.
www.lunewsviews.com /perspective.htm   (3119 words)

 Prepared Statement of the Iris Lav   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A recent study of the 2001 Florida sales tax holiday on clothing by a group of professors at the University of West Florida found that markdowns were less generous during the holiday, allowing retailers to capture 20 percent of the tax relief for themselves.
As noted, a federal sales tax holiday may require some states to distinguish types of sales and to maintain records for the purposes of federal reimbursement in ways that currently are not done for state purposes.
Without some federal assistance states increasingly will be forced by their balanced budget laws to increase taxes or cut state spending, either of which would weaken the economy.
wwwc.house.gov /smbiz/hearings/107th/2001/011115/lav.asp   (1784 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Holidays (Presidents Day)
Although early efforts to implement a Uniform Holidays Bill in 1968 also proposed moving the observance of Washington's Birthday to the third Monday in February and renaming the holiday "President's Day," the passed version of the bill provided only for the former.
The official designation of the federal holiday observed on the third Monday of February is, and always has been, Washington's Birthday.
Although Lincoln's Birthday had never been designated as a federal holiday, it was observed as a state holiday in many parts of the country.
www.snopes.com /holidays/presidents/presidents.asp   (1007 words)

 Education World ® Technology Center: WebQuest: Why Not a Woman?
Many people in the United States think a new federal holiday should be added to the federal holidays already observed in the United States.
You and your classmates must nominate a woman you think is important enough to have a federal holiday named after her.
Although three federal holidays (Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday, Washington's Birthday, and Columbus Day) specifically recognize men who have made significant contributions to the United States, no federal holiday recognizes a woman who is important in U.S. history.
www.education-world.com /a_tech/webquest_orig/webquest_orig006.shtml   (649 words)

 Federal Holiday Calendar - Super Calendar Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Holiday Calendar For the years 2005 through 2007 Federal Holidays are in red.
Strong typeface means some kind of federal holiday, but it may still be a work day.
Rather than add another holiday to the federal employees calendar, Lincolns birthday was dropped as a designated official holiday.
www.supercalendarguide.com /federal-holiday-calendar.html   (519 words)

 Kids in the House - How Laws Are Made   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Each Federal holiday emphasizes a particular aspect of the American heritage that molded the United States as a people and a nation.
Using the clues that he uncovered, A. Bill went to the Library to learn more about the history of and meaning of ALL the Federal Holidays, and even found the text of each act that was passed when new holidays were created.
The first Federal holidays established by Congress were "the 1st day of January, the 25th day of December, the 4th day of July and Thanksgiving Day holidays.
clerkkids.house.gov /laws/inspectLaw/inspect_Holidays.html   (500 words)

 Rich Lowry on Christmas on National Review Online
HOLIDAY TREE ARRIVES AT U.S. Washington, DC — The U.S. Capitol Holiday Tree is scheduled to arrive at the West Front of the Capitol along First Street, NW, at approximately 10 a.m.
Homes are decorated with Holiday lights, Holiday wreaths are placed on doors, and Holiday trees are sometimes affixed at the top with a Star of Bethlehem, a small town in Israel at latitude 31.42N and longitude 35.12E.
Holiday cookies abound, sometimes in the shape of mysterious winged creatures, in what might be a reference to Victoria's Secret models.
www.nationalreview.com /lowry/lowry200312220001.asp   (599 words)

 2005 Annual Federal Leave Chart (washingtonpost.com)
The holidays observed by the government are shown with an "H." Weekends are shown in gray.
NOTE: The 2005 leave year for most federal employees begins Jan. 9, 2005, and ends at midnight Jan. 7, 2006.
* A federal employee who works in the District of Columbia, Montgomery or Prince George's counties in Maryland, Arlington or Fairfax counties in Virginia, and who is regularly scheduled to perform non-overtime work on Inauguration Day, is entitled to a holiday.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/politics/daily/graphics/fedLeaveChart_010505.html   (118 words)

 Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday
Congress passed the holiday legislation in 1983, which was then signed into law by President Ronald Reagan.
A compromise moving the holiday from Jan. 15, King's birthday, which was considered too close to Christmas and New Year's, to the third Monday in January helped overcome opposition to the law.
Arizona voters approved the holiday in 1992 after a tourist boycott.
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 calendar canada federal holiday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 LIST OF HOLIDAYS - Holiday Calendar
Holidays occurring on a Saturday are observed on the preceding Friday; those on a Sunday on the Monday following.
If January 1 falls on a Saturday, the Federal Holiday is usually observed the Friday before, if it falls on a Sunday, the Federal holiday is usually observed the Monday after.
Federal Holiday in District of Columbia and parts of Maryland and Virginia
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 Martin Luther King Day India, [An U.S. Federal Holiday] Martin Luther King Day pays tribute to the best-known leader of ...
This is a federal holiday in U.S. Government offices, schools, banks, the stock market and many businesses are closed.
Establishing a federal holiday in King's name is seen by many as an appropriate gesture by a country that has struggled to live up to its own principles regarding equality and justice.
A good way to foster appreciation for the importance the holiday is to host special events or exhibits related to Dr. King during the weeks prior to the holiday, itself.
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