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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 11:19 PM
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102. Wrong. The US does have public holidays
Federal law (5 U.S.C. 6103) establishes the following public holidays for Federal employees. Please note that most Federal employees work on a Monday through Friday schedule. For these employees, when a holiday falls on a nonworkday -- Saturday or Sunday -- the holiday usually is observed on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday).
Friday, December 31, 2010* New Years Day
Monday, January 17 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 21** Washingtons Birthday
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day
Monday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 5 Labor Day
Monday, October 10 Columbus Day
Friday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 26*** Christmas Day

For 2012, go to

Now if you mean we don't have public holidays on which all employees, public and private are given days off, you have a point. This workaholic country does not believe in giving workers time off for just any frivolous reason. That's why so many people work while sick, for instance. :sarcasm:
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  -I don't intrude on other people's holidays. My family wasn't here in 1776 RB TexLa  Aug-22-11 06:48 PM   #0 
  - I'll have a drink in your honor.  Ikonoklast   Aug-22-11 06:50 PM   #1 
  - well, I'm a union activist AND a socialist...  mike_c   Aug-22-11 06:51 PM   #2 
  - Actaully other countries remember our unions folks killed by the job creators on May Day  RedCloud   Aug-23-11 12:04 PM   #108 
  - huh? you think the only people who are entitled to celebrate Independence day are those  cali   Aug-22-11 06:52 PM   #3 
  - I do not believe in taking things that do not belong to me.  RB TexLa   Aug-22-11 06:53 PM   #4 
     - You seem to be enjoying  pintobean   Aug-22-11 06:56 PM   #7 
     - We may have been here but we weren't free from england until 1921  RB TexLa   Aug-22-11 07:03 PM   #15 
        - Huh. Really? Did the Brits know about this?  pintobean   Aug-22-11 07:09 PM   #20 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-22-11 07:14 PM   #28 
           - I know no such thing  pintobean   Aug-22-11 07:20 PM   #35 
        - please explain, This makes no sense  demwing   Aug-22-11 07:58 PM   #67 
           - I'm guessing - home schooling.  pintobean   Aug-22-11 08:06 PM   #71 
     - uh, grab a clue. Independence day is a holiday. It "belongs" to all Americans. duh.  cali   Aug-22-11 07:01 PM   #11 
     - It appears  pintobean   Aug-22-11 07:11 PM   #23 
     - if you PARTAKE in Independence Day, that doesn't TAKE the holiday away from me  eShirl   Aug-22-11 07:02 PM   #13 
     - The OP may well have PARTAKEN in a substance or two  Quantess   Aug-22-11 08:10 PM   #75 
     - if you are HERE, all US holidays "belong" to you. To opine otherwise is, frankly, odd.  WinkyDink   Aug-22-11 07:35 PM   #52 
     - As a citizen of the United States,  demwing   Aug-22-11 08:02 PM   #70 
     - So I guess you work on the 4th of July and you don't take tiime and half, right?  Javaman   Aug-23-11 12:19 PM   #110 
     - What in the world are you talking about?  Llewlladdwr   Aug-23-11 12:28 PM   #112 
  - Labor Day is for all workers, not just union members.  Cleita   Aug-22-11 06:54 PM   #5 
  - I think it was more of  Confusious   Aug-22-11 08:08 PM   #73 
  - It's Labor Day, not Union Day.  Iggo   Aug-22-11 08:55 PM   #96 
  - Mine was  LaurenG   Aug-22-11 06:55 PM   #6 
  - Mine too.  xmas74   Aug-22-11 08:42 PM   #90 
  - that's just stupid  JI7   Aug-22-11 06:58 PM   #8 
  - So...WTF is with YOU...??  KoKo   Aug-22-11 06:59 PM   #9 
  - Labor Day is for all workers  fishwax   Aug-22-11 06:59 PM   #10 
  - Delete n/t  markpkessinger   Aug-22-11 08:13 PM   #78 
  - I bet you celebrate  RetroLounge   Aug-22-11 07:01 PM   #12 
  - Remember this?  LaurenG   Aug-22-11 07:18 PM   #33 
     - classic n/t  fishwax   Aug-22-11 07:30 PM   #49 
     - This thread needs more windshield fish  Electric Monk   Aug-22-11 07:49 PM   #61 
     - CLASSIC!!!  Iggo   Aug-22-11 08:50 PM   #92 
  - I don't observe public holidays with you.  JVS   Aug-22-11 07:02 PM   #14 
  - The United States does not have public holidays, doesn't have national holidays at least.  RB TexLa   Aug-22-11 07:04 PM   #16 
  - Do you refrain from observing veterans day because you are not a veteran?  JVS   Aug-22-11 07:06 PM   #18 
  - edit, wrong place.  fishbulb703   Aug-22-11 07:16 PM   #30 
  - lol  fishwax   Aug-22-11 07:31 PM   #50 
     - first they celebrated memorials, but i was not a memorial. then they celebrated christmas, but i was  dionysus   Aug-22-11 07:38 PM   #56 
  - Uhh, yeah it does. All federal workers have several holidays during the year.  fishbulb703   Aug-22-11 07:12 PM   #26 
  - National holidays are holidays everyone is required to observe.  RB TexLa   Aug-22-11 07:16 PM   #29 
     - um.... thats some definition of an arbitrary term you got there, are you suggesting  fishbulb703   Aug-22-11 07:21 PM   #37 
     - April 15th (Income Tax Day)  eShirl   Aug-22-11 07:33 PM   #51 
     - You don't get to define for us.  WinkyDink   Aug-22-11 07:36 PM   #53 
  - Are you trying to say that "Average American" who celebrates "Public Holidays" is Trash to You?  KoKo   Aug-22-11 07:25 PM   #41 
  - Wrong. The US does have public holidays  csziggy   Aug-22-11 11:19 PM   #102 
  - dammit you beat me to it...  dionysus   Aug-22-11 07:21 PM   #38 
  - This is my favorite subthread so far.  Iggo   Aug-22-11 08:53 PM   #94 
  - That leaves me in kind of a quandary.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Aug-22-11 07:05 PM   #17 
  - Who think you got problems.  Recovered Repug   Aug-22-11 11:30 PM   #103 
  - Here's why it is in September. ->  Obamanaut   Aug-22-11 07:07 PM   #19 
  - Is this connected with your hatred of seatbelts in motor vehicles?  Throd   Aug-22-11 07:09 PM   #21 
  - Now you've gone and done it.  Ikonoklast   Aug-22-11 07:18 PM   #32 
  - you guys are killing me over here.  dionysus   Aug-22-11 07:28 PM   #45 
  - Is there a hatred of second hand smoking laws in addition to seatbelt laws, also??  madinmaryland   Aug-22-11 07:55 PM   #64 
  - I don't drink with you!  LaurenG   Aug-22-11 07:10 PM   #22 
  - Just because I don't belong to a union doesn't mean I don't labor.......long and hard.  WillowTree   Aug-22-11 07:12 PM   #24 
  - How about just celebrating  pipi_k   Aug-22-11 07:12 PM   #25 
  - if you work, you are part of the labor, it is your day.... nt  seabeyond   Aug-22-11 07:13 PM   #27 
  - This is honestly one of the top 5 asinine things I have ever heard.  fishbulb703   Aug-22-11 07:17 PM   #31 
  - I don't decry any of them, I just do not take things that do not belong to me.  RB TexLa   Aug-22-11 07:19 PM   #34 
  - What are you taking?  fishbulb703   Aug-22-11 07:23 PM   #39 
  - some good pills. I'd like some!  Quantess   Aug-22-11 08:16 PM   #83 
  - Does DU belong to you?  pintobean   Aug-22-11 07:25 PM   #40 
  - Why not. Why do you not take things that don't belong to you? eom  yawnmaster   Aug-22-11 07:26 PM   #43 
  - How, exactly, are you defining "take" and "belong to"?  WinkyDink   Aug-22-11 07:37 PM   #55 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-22-11 07:27 PM   #44 
  - Stick around-  kenny blankenship   Aug-22-11 07:29 PM   #46 
  - ROFLMAO !!!  WillyT   Aug-22-11 07:50 PM   #62 
  - + 1,000,000,000... What You Said !!!  WillyT   Aug-22-11 08:11 PM   #77 
  - While I can kind-of understand where you come from, these holidays are a good  TK421   Aug-22-11 07:21 PM   #36 
  - When they make a holiday they only make so much holiday mana per year, so...  yawnmaster   Aug-22-11 07:25 PM   #42 
  - ......  cali   Aug-22-11 08:09 PM   #74 
  - What about New Years, are you still going by the year  Raine   Aug-22-11 07:29 PM   #47 
  - Not sure of the point of this, but direct ancestors on both sides of my parents families  madinmaryland   Aug-22-11 07:29 PM   #48 
  - Kicked and Recommended.  Major Hogwash   Aug-22-11 07:36 PM   #54 
  - Didn't anybody remember you on February 16?  rug   Aug-22-11 07:40 PM   #57 
  - If you're an American it IS your holiday.  RegieRocker   Aug-22-11 07:43 PM   #58 
  - I can't enjoy Halloween because I'm not a real ghost?  MilesColtrane   Aug-22-11 07:45 PM   #59 
  - Cool. Can I have your holiday pay then?  Lucinda   Aug-22-11 07:47 PM   #60 
  - I can't enjoy St. Patrick's Day because I am not Irish. Well I do like to drink!  madinmaryland   Aug-22-11 07:53 PM   #63 
  - No. You're not Saint Patrick, so back the hell off.  JVS   Aug-22-11 08:14 PM   #80 
  - I intrude on everyone's holidays.  rbnyc   Aug-22-11 07:55 PM   #65 
  - This post is hilariously ridiculous.  Renew Deal   Aug-22-11 07:55 PM   #66 
  - I'll bet your a BLAST  Texasgal   Aug-22-11 08:00 PM   #68 
  - DU Hiccup!  Texasgal   Aug-22-11 08:00 PM   #69 
  - Turing test fail. - n/t  Zenlitened   Aug-22-11 08:08 PM   #72 
  - Not taking a gift that is offered to you freely  demwing   Aug-22-11 08:10 PM   #76 
  - We need a holiday from your posts (n/m)  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Aug-22-11 08:14 PM   #79 
  - no we don't. they provide comic relief.  cali   Aug-22-11 08:16 PM   #84 
  - I think you are Very Confused n/t  markpkessinger   Aug-22-11 08:14 PM   #81 
  - So, is this the official kickoff for the annual War on Christmas?  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-22-11 08:15 PM   #82 
  - What an odd thing to post.  Hosnon   Aug-22-11 08:16 PM   #85 
  - Does walking 18 holes on labor day instead of riding in a cart qualify as "work"?  OneTenthofOnePercent   Aug-22-11 08:18 PM   #86 
  - I skip Easter, as I have never risen from the dead.  Bluenorthwest   Aug-22-11 08:37 PM   #87 
  - I bet you don't take sick days unless you're sick.  Swede   Aug-22-11 08:39 PM   #88 
  - My family was here in 1776 and they fought.  xmas74   Aug-22-11 08:41 PM   #89 
  - At my kid's birthday I made him eat all his cake. Other's tried but I forbid it since it wasn't ...  yawnmaster   Aug-22-11 08:46 PM   #91 
  - Obvious flamebait is obvious. (n/t)  Iggo   Aug-22-11 08:51 PM   #93 
  - Obvious logical stretch - the OP is not just flamebait - it's stupid if you ask me.  robcon   Aug-22-11 08:53 PM   #95 
     - I don't think the two are mutually exclusive (flamebait and stupidity). (n/t)  Iggo   Aug-22-11 09:02 PM   #97 
  - Nobody should get to celebrate Independence Day.  Lasher   Aug-22-11 09:22 PM   #98 
  - Four score and seven years ago today, I wasn't there so I'll butt out.  JVS   Aug-22-11 10:50 PM   #99 
     - No more Christmas.  Lasher   Aug-23-11 02:01 AM   #104 
  - If you "take away" part of my July 4 holiday from me by celebrating it  The Velveteen Ocelot   Aug-22-11 10:56 PM   #100 
  - Borat ? Is that you ?  steve2470   Aug-22-11 11:01 PM   #101 
  - How bizarre. nt  ZombieHorde   Aug-23-11 03:29 AM   #105 
  - I'm not a tree, therefore I don't celebrate Arbor Day.  Warren DeMontague   Aug-23-11 03:42 AM   #106 
  - huh?  indurancevile   Aug-23-11 03:46 AM   #107 
  - Strange, very strange. n/t  demmiblue   Aug-23-11 12:07 PM   #109 
  - Your performance art is lacking the second, critical ingredient.  LanternWaste   Aug-23-11 12:27 PM   #111 
  - do you by chance, get invited to parties, say  KatyMan   Aug-23-11 12:31 PM   #113 
  - I'll take all the holidays I can get and I might just invent a few if the mood strikes me.  Ganja Ninja   Aug-23-11 12:41 PM   #114 
  - Just curious...which holidays do you celebrate? eom  City Lights   Aug-23-11 12:43 PM   #115 
  - I find this a ridiculous slant on holidays.................  mrmpa   Aug-23-11 12:53 PM   #116 

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