Monday, February 16, 2015

Presidents Day, Monday, February 16, 2015

International Business Times/Aaron Morrison, 2/15/15.  "Presidents Day 2015: What's open, closed? Banks, post offices, DMVs. Plan for Federal holiday."

U.S. Presidents
Live Presidents Day - say cheese!
"Anyone hoping to run copious errands Monday will find most banks and government offices closed for the day. It’s Presidents Day, aka George Washington’s birthday, on which the U.S. celebrates the birth of its first commander in chief and honors the 42 others who succeeded him. The holiday has been officially observed since 1879, in one form or another. So if it has just dawned on you that business as usual won’t transpire Monday, fret not. Here’s a listing what’s closed on Presidents Day...

....  Most U.S. workers who off on Presidents Day are still paid for the day. About 35 percent of American employers give their workers the holiday off, according to a Bloomberg BNA Holiday Practices Survey. That’s a larger percentage than for either Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Columbus Day. All three aforementioned day-off holidays lag New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. "  Read more.

Note:  photograph of the living presidents by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters, 1/7/09 from the above IB Times article. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

No comments: