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View Poll Results: Should Easter Monday and Boxing Day become public holiday in the U.S.?
Yes, both Easter Monday & Boxing Day (Dec 26) 7 46.67%
Yes, but only Easter Monday 1 6.67%
Yes, but only Boxing Day (Dec 26) 1 6.67%
No, enough with holidays/days off! 6 40.00%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-11-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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In most of the Christian world, both Easter Monday & Boxing Day (Day after Easter and Christmas day Dec 26) are public holiday, even in Canada and has paid day off.
However, in the U.S., they are not currently public holiday.

Should Easter Monday and Boxing Day become public holiday? Either half day work/school, or closed/day off since the U.S. have lack of public holidays.
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Yes!!!
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:37 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I don't think the country would ever adopt more predominantly Christian holidays.

Few people get Good Friday off any more (and a lot of schools schedule "spring" and "winter" breaks over the holidays to avoid the issue).
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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Lots of places around here are closed the day after Easter, so that really isn't an issue as far as I'm concerned.

What places besides retailers would be open on the day after Christmas? I know it happens, but does it really happen that often?
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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I spent 12 years in Catholic School. Never got the day AFTER Easter off. We got Holy Thursday and Good Friday off, but AFTER Easter? No.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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No, we don't need two useless days off, just because they are close to the holiday.
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