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From: "Donna St. Felix" <>
Subject: 1882: List of Legal Holidays - Federal & State
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2005 01:30:11 -0400
Following is a little insight into the lives of 1882.
Much of today was not legally recognized then.
All below is typed exact to the publication including 'Lettres'. Feel free
to pass on or use with credit.
Transcribed by: D.M. ST. FELIX ~ 2005, Oct 7.
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From: 'Collier's Cyclopedia of Commercial and Social Information and
Treasury of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge on Art, Science, Pastimes,
Belles-Lettres, and Many, Other Subjects of Interest in the American Home
Circle'. 'Compiled by Nugent Robinson'. Published 'New York - Peter
Fenelon Collier & Son - MCM' 'Copyright 1882 by P.F. Collier.'
Legal Holidays in the United States.
The nation has no legal holidays, although by statute it recognizes some
State holidays to the extent of allowing national banks, the post-offices
and the nation's employees in general to conform to local custom. There are
no legal holidays in Arkansas, Kansas and Mississippi, although work is
suspended by common consent in Kansas on the holidays most generally
celebrated in other States; Arkansas and Mississippi "keep" Christmas and
the Fourth of July without legal enactment.
Holidays provided by State laws are as follows:
Jan. 1. - New Year's Day: in all States but Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi,
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.
Jan. 8. - Anniversary of Battle of New Orleans: Louisiana.
Jan. 19. - General Lee's Birthday: Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North
Carolina, and Virginia.
Feb. 12. - Lincoln's Birthday: Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York,
Feb. 22. - Washington's Birthday: all States but Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, and
March 2. - Anniversary of Texan Independence: Texas.
March 4. - Fireman's Anniversary in New Orleans, La.
April 19. - Patriots' Day: Massachusetts.
April 21. - Anniversary of Battle of San Jacinto: Texas.
April 26. - Memorial Day: Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.
May 10. - Memorial Day: North Carolina.
May 20. - Anniversary of Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence: North
May 30. _ Decoration Day: In Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut,
Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine,
Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska,
Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin,
Washington, and Wyoming.
June 3. - Jefferson Davis's Birthday: Alabama and Florida.
July 4. - Independence Day: In all states but Arkansas, Mississippi, and
July 24. - Pioneers' Day: Utah.
Aug. 16. - Bennington Battle-day: Vermont.
Sept. (first Saturday of). - Labor Day: Pennsylvania.
Sept. (first Monday of). - Labor Day: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut,
Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey,
New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota,
Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.
Oct. (first Monday of). - Labor Day: California.
Oct. 15. - Lincoln Day: Connecticut.
Oct. 31. - Admission Day: Nevada.
Nov. 1. - All Saints' Day: Louisiana.
Nov. (first Tuesday after first Monday of). - General Election Day: Arizona,
California, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri,
Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas,
West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Nov. (last Wednesday of). - Labor Day: Louisiana.
Nov. (last Thursday of). - Thanksgiving Day: observed in all States in
compliance with Governors proclamations.
Dec. 25. - Christmas: all States but Arkansas, Kansas, and Mississippi.
Arbor Day (celebrated on different dates, according to proclamation or
statute): in Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, North
Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Rhode Island, Texas, and Utah.
Saturday afternoons are legal holidays in Maryland, New Jersey, New York,
Pennsylvania and the cities of New Orleans, Wilmington (Del.), as well as in
New-castle County, Del., and Denver, Col., from June 1 to September 30.
Of holidays on varying dates are Good Friday, in Alabama, Louisiana,
Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee; Mardi Gras, in Alabama and the Parish
of Orleans, La.; State Election Day, in Rhode Island in early April.
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