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3-day weekend...

'k, so I work for the State of California. It means I get a bunch of government holidays. Some are, well, unique.

There is, for example, Admission Day, the day the Republic of California was admitted to the Union as the State of California. We don't actually get that day off anymore; the holiday time that we're required to be given by law is used to give us the Friday after Thanksgiving off instead.

Our newest unique holiday (well, about 5 years old, I think) is Cesar Chavez Day. It's on March 31st, and we get the nearest Monday or Friday when it's on a weekend. Means that we've got pretty good odds of a 3-day weekend at the end of March.

This year the odds pay out again. It's next Monday.


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Mar. 26th, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
It's my Birthday. Woo. :)
Mar. 26th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
Back when I worked for the State (July 1964 -- June 1970) the holiday policy was a bit different.

One difference was when holidays fell on weekends: If it fell on a Sunday, we'd get Monday off. If it fell on a Saturday, we were Out Of Luck, at least if our schedule didn't include Saturday work.

Easter weekeknd: We would get noon to 3 pm of Good Friday off. In effect it was like a long lunch break. And in order to qualify for the lunch break you had to come back at 3 and work that last hour or so until quitting time (which for us was 4:15 pm).
Mar. 26th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
The nearest work-day is specified in the law authorizing Cesar Chavez Day.
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