This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to USA (United States) public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays,
as of January 2019, and covering calendar year 2023 USA (United States) public holidays,
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Below is this list of USA (United States) public holidays news and updates.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.