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Federal Holidays

Are Banks Open on Memorial Day 2016?

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Andrew Lisa, Contributor Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day -- which traces back to the Civil War -- is a day of remembrance of those ...

Here's Who You Can Thank For Not Having To Work This Christmas

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics

If you're not in the office on Christmas Day, thank your company. But government policy may have played a role in that as well, even if you aren't a f...

9/11 Should Be a Federal Holiday

Sandy Malone | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics
Sandy Malone

Make the actual date of September 11th a federal holiday. None of this assigning it an "Every Second Monday" or "Every Second Friday" status. It's not like anybody who has any connection to the date, or even basic human compassion, doesn't spend a lot of time on that day thinking about what happened in 2001.

Here's Why You Get A Break From Work On Labor Day

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

If you're not in the office on Labor Day, thank your company. But government policy may have played a role in that as well, even if you aren't a feder...

Sara Bondioli

Celebrating 4th Of July With A Long Weekend? Here's Why You're Able To.

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Bondioli | Posted 07.03.2015 | Politics

If you're not working on July 3, thank your company. But government policy may have played a role in that as well, even if you aren't a federal employ...

Sara Bondioli

Here's Why You're Able To Enjoy That Memorial Day Barbecue Instead Of Working

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Bondioli | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics

If you're not in the office on Memorial Day, thank your company. But government policy may have played a role in that as well, even if you aren't a fe...

Sara Bondioli

Here's Who You Can Thank For Not Having To Work This Christmas

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Bondioli | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics

If you're not in the office on Christmas Day, thank your company. But government policy may have played a role in that as well, even if you aren't a f...

On The Decision to Not Observe MLK Day

Randy Miller | Posted 03.22.2013 | Education
Randy Miller

Educators everywhere have a responsibility to preach the message of justice in our curricula, model justice in our behavior and recognize the champions of justice such as Dr. King. When we fail to do that, we make a mockery of what this nation is suppose to stand for and we make frauds of us all.

Presidents Day? Not Really!

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

Created under the Uniform Holiday Act of 1968, which gave us three-day weekend Monday holidays, the federal holiday on the third Monday in February is technically still Washington's Birthday.

Post Office Holidays 2010: MLK Day And 9 Other Federal Holidays Impacting Mail Delivery This Year

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Martin Luther King Day is one of 10 official 2010 post office holidays, meaning mail will not be delivered today and post offices will be closed. The...