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2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jan
  • 12
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  • USA Bank Holidays 2023 Announced

    The Federal Reserve System (Washington DC) - The US Federal Reserve has announced the list of USA bank holidays when the US banks and financial markets will be closed for the calendar year 2023.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 1
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  • USA Bank and Financial and Public Sector Holiday December 5

    The White House (Washington DC) - President Donald Trump has issued a proclamation declaring a federal holiday on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, to honor of the death of America’s 41st President, George H. W. Bush.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • USA Bank Holidays 2022 Announced

    The Federal Reserve System (Washington DC) - The US Federal Reserve has announced the list of USA bank holidays when the US banks and financial markets will be closed for the calendar year 2022.
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2017

  • Jan
  • 9
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  • USA Bank Holidays 2020-2021 Announced

    The Federal Reserve System (Washington DC) - The US Federal Reserve has announced the list of USA bank holidays when the US banks and financial markets will be closed for the calendar years 2020 and 2021.
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2015

  • Aug
  • 8
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  • USA Election Day Public Holiday Update

    US News and World Report (Washington DC) - US populist presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, has in turn called for election day to be a non-working public holiday in the USA.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • USA Bank Holidays 2018-2019 Announced

    The Federal Reserve System (Washington DC) - The US Federal Reserve has announced the list of USA bank holidays when the US banks and financial markets will be closed for the calendar years 2018 and 2019.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 8
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  • USA Federal Public Sector Holiday December 26

    The White House (Washington DC) - US President, Barak Obama, released an Executive Order, dated December 5, once again indicating that "All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Friday, December 26, 2014, the day after Christmas Day".
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2013

  • Feb
  • 1
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  • USA Bank Holidays 2016-2017 Announced

    The Federal Reserve System (Washington DC) - The US Federal Reserve has announced the list of USA bank holidays when the US banks and financial markets will be closed for the calendar years 2016 and 2017.
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  • Jan
  • 8
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  • USA Inauguration Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management (Washington DC) - The US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced that there would be no paid public sector holiday for the upcoming second inauguration of President Obama.
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2012

  • Aug
  • 29
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  • USA Hurricane Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Louisiana's Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (Baton Rouge) - The Commissioner of Administration of the US State of Louisiana, Paul Rainwater, has announced that Louisiana state government offices would remain closed, statewide, on Thursday, August 30, 2012.
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2011

  • Aug
  • 9
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  • USA Considering Presidents' Day Changes

    US News and World Report (Washington DC) - US Congressman Frank Wolf (Rep. VA) is leading a movement in the US Congress to restore the Washington's Birthday public holiday to its historical fixed date of February 22.
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2010

  • Feb
  • 5
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  • USA: California Public Sector Holidays Reduction Approved

    The San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco) - The governor of the American State of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has gotten the green light, from the San Francisco Superior Court, to cut 2 annual public sector holidays.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 4
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  • USA: California Votes Public Sector Holidays Reduction

    The State Worker (Sacramento) - The Assembly Rules Committee of the American State of California has voted to eliminate Lincoln's Birthday and Columbus Day from the lower house's 2010 holiday calendar.
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  • Nov
  • 14
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  • USA Reducing State Public Sector Holidays

    North County Times (Sacramento) - The few American states that currently give more than the nationwide average of 11 paid public sector holidays are considering reducing the number of state public holidays.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • ISNA Announces Ramadan Start And End Dates

    Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) - The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) has announced that the holy fasting month of Ramadan will start, in North America, on Saturday, August 22, 2009.
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  • Jun
  • 14
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  • USA - States Considering Eliminating Some Public Holidays

    United Press International (UPI) - National Conference of State Legislatures spokeswoman, Meagan Dorsch, has announced that a number of U.S. states are considering eliminating public holidays to help balance their budgets.
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  • Mar
  • 27
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  • USA's Capital Considering Dropping April 16 Public Holiday

    The Washington Post (Washington D.C.) - The mayor of the US capital, Washington DC, Adrian M. Fenty, has proposed abandoning the April 16, Emancipation Day municipal public sector holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 21
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  • USA Bill To Declare Election Day Public Holiday

    Brennan Center for Justice (NYU School of Law) - An omnibus bill (the Voting Opportunity and Technology Enhancement Rights Act of 2009) tabled by Representative John Conyers Jr. and 5 co-sponsors would make Election Day a legal public holiday (as described in section 6103 of title 5, United States Code), every even-numbered year, beginning in 2010.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • USA Federal Public Sector Holiday December 26

    The White House (Washington DC) - US President, George W. Bush, released an Executive Order, dated December 12, indicating that "All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Friday, December 26, 2008, the day after Christmas Day".
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2007

  • Nov
  • 11
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  • USA: Possible Setback For Election Day Public Holiday

    The New York Sun - Earlier in the week, New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, jumped into a debate over whether Election Day should be a public holiday, saying that he was against it and that there is no excuse why city employees have an election Day public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 22
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  • USA Considering Declaring Day After Thanksgiving As New Public Holiday

    KPNX-12 - U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) has introduced Bill S.1852 that would create a special holiday, Native American Heritage Day, honoring the contributions of Native Americans make, on the day after Thanksgiving.
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  • Jun
  • 2
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  • USA Election Day As Public Holiday Proposal Revived

    - Senator Clinton's 2005 Count Every Vote Act, mandating that election day be made a US federal public holiday, is getting a second lease in life with the recent introduction of comprehensive election reform legislation, the Ballot Integrity Act of 2007.
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  • Feb
  • 28
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  • USA (United States) Public Holidays News Update

    Microsoft - Daylight saving time (DST) will start on March 11, 2007, which is three weeks earlier than usual, and it will end on November 4, 2007, which is one week later than usual.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • USA Bank and Financial Sector Holiday January 2

    The Wall Street Journal - NYSE to Close in Ford's Honor. On Friday, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) joined the Nasdaq Stock Market in announcing it would close on Tuesday January 2nd, 2007, in observance of a national day of mourning for former President Gerald Ford.
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  • Dec
  • 29
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  • USA Federal Public Sector Holiday January 2

    The News - President George W. Bush decreed a day of national mourning on Tuesday January 2, in homage to former President Gerald Ford.
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  • Dec
  • 27
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  • USA (United States) Public Holidays News Update

    WNDU FM - Indiana State Representatives have proposed a referendum to determine whether the state should be on Eastern or Central Time Zone. Another senator has filed a bill to require the governor to request the entire state be placed on Central Time.
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  • Nov
  • 22
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  • USA (United States) Public Holidays News Update

    Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) - Based on its criteria to use astronomical calculations for determining the dates of Islamic Lunar Calendar consistently throughout the year, the Fiqh Council of North America has decided that Eidul Adha in North America this year will be on Sunday, December 31, 2006 (Dhul Hijjah 10, 1427), since the first day of Dhul Hijjah will be Friday, December 22, 2006.
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  • Nov
  • 7
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  • USA (United States) Public Holidays News Update

    - Today is Mid-Term Election Day in the US; this covers all 435 representatives, one third of the 100 senators, and 36 state governors.
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • USA (United States) Public Holidays News Update

    US Department of State - Today, President George W. Bush, signed Congress' Bill 5 U.S.C. 6103(a), which would make every November 11 an official public holiday in the US.
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  • Oct
  • 27
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  • USA (United States) Public Holidays News Update

    Nevada Assembly - Today is Nevada Day, a state holiday that in Nevada swapped out with Columbus Day, to recognize the admission of Nevada into the Union.
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  • Oct
  • 20
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  • USA (United States) Public Holidays News Update

    Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) - ISNA's Majlis Ash-Shura, the highest policy making body of the ISNA, has resolved to follow the Fiqh Council's position of using astronomical calculations on the issue of determining the beginning of the Islamic lunar months for North America.
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  • Oct
  • 15
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  • USA (United States) Public Holidays News Update

    - The Energy Policy Act of 2005 mandates that Daylight Savings Time will start on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November. In 2007, the start and stop dates will be March 11 and November 4, respectively.
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See also: USA (United States) bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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