November Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving
The Law Library, and all Utah State Courts, will be closed on Thursday, November 26 in celebration of Thanksgiving Day. Regular library hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) resume on Friday, November 27.
The first presidential proclamation about Thanksgiving was made by George Washington in 1789. He declared the 26th of November as the date of celebration. In 1863, President Lincoln proclaimed that the last Thursday in November was a national holiday. Finally, in 1941 Congress and President Truman proclaimed the fourth Thursday of November the legal holiday that it is today.