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View Poll Results: What additional most important Public/Federal holidays should the U.S. observe?
Epiphany - Jan 6 > Christian holiday 3 8.82%
Good Friday - Friday before Easter 12 35.29%
Easter - variable date 9 26.47%
St. Patrick's Day - Mar 17 > Irish holiday 3 8.82%
Earth Day - Apr 22 4 11.76%
Cinco de Mayo - May 5 > Mexican holiday 3 8.82%
Flag Day - Jun 14 8 23.53%
Patriot Day - Sep 11 11 32.35%
Constitution/Citizenship Day - Sep 17 4 11.76%
Rosh Hashanah - Sep or Oct > Jewish holiday 1 2.94%
Yom Kippur - Sep or Oct > Jewish holiday 3 8.82%
Halloween - Oct 31 1 2.94%
Election Day - 1st Tues after the 1st Mon in Nov 12 35.29%
Black Friday - Day after Thanksgiving 2 5.88%
Hanukkah - Dec > Jewish holiday 3 8.82%
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - Dec 7 5 14.71%
Boxing Day/St. Stephen Day - Dec 26 5 14.71%
Kwanzaa - Dec 26 - Jan 1 > African-American holiday 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 34. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-03-2010, 06:46 PM
 
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Currently, the U.S. observe the fallowing public/federal holidays:

* New Year's Day - Jan 1
* Martin Luther Kind jr. Day - 3rd Monday in Jan
* Inauguration Day (Only in D.C, Maryland & Virginia every 4th year) - Jan 20
* Washington's Birthday/President's Day - 3rd Mon in Feb
* Memorial Day - 4th Monday in May
* Independence Day - July 4
* Labor Day - 1st Monday in Sep
* Columbus Day - 2nd Monday in Oct
* Veterans Day - Nov 11
* Thanksgiving Day - 4th Thursday in Nov
* Christmas Day - Dec 25
- Some states may have additional public holiday.

WHAT FEDERAL/PUBLIC HOLIDAYS SHOULD THE U.S. OBSERVE?
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:54 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Welcome back PalmBch, Mattias, North-NJ, NJ-201, siryoyo and whatever other name you have gone by in the very recent past.
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:52 AM
 
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I mostly picked the ethnic or "national event" ones. Sure a part of me might like specifically Christian holidays as national holidays, it could make missing Mass on those days less likely, but I think that's likely exclusive and unconstitutional. Also I think if you make religious days national days they might lose their religious meaning. Do I really want sappy cartoons telling kids "Good Friday is the day we celebrate Spring and a three-day weekend"? (On that line I'm tempted to say I shouldn't have selected St. Patrick's Day)
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Welcome back PalmBch, Mattias, North-NJ, NJ-201, siryoyo and whatever other name you have gone by in the very recent past.
As soon as I saw this post this morning I knew it right away also.

On another note, why would the US have Cinco De Mayo as a federal holiday when it is not even a federal holiday in Mexico? And Black Friday, are you kidding me?

Why not take the whole year off? I am sure we can find some holiday to celebrate every day.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:32 AM
 
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Remember "Love Day" on that episode of The Simpsons?

I do think that Election Day should be a holiday in the States. It usually is a holiday in other democratic countries.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:55 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Remember "Love Day" on that episode of The Simpsons?

I do think that Election Day should be a holiday in the States. It usually is a holiday in other democratic countries.
When I had my crew going, I always gave them 1/2 a day off on election days. We worked until noon then had the rest of. That way if they wanted to vote, there was no excuse for not getting in.
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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Where is the "none of the above" option?
We already have too many ridiculous and needless holidays (e.g. President's Day, Columbus Day).
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:51 PM
 
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Remember "Love Day" on that episode of The Simpsons?

I do think that Election Day should be a holiday in the States. It usually is a holiday in other democratic countries.
Many schools and other businesses are off for election day.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:31 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Where is the "none of the above" option?
We already have too many ridiculous and needless holidays (e.g. President's Day, Columbus Day).
It does seem like there should be "none of the above" and "other" as options.

However Americans take less time off than just about anyone so why not have some silly made-up holidays?
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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OTHER: Harvey Milk Day... Harvey Milk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U_owSvbn00
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