« Court of Appeals Briefs | Main | The Laws of Love »

February Holiday Hours: Presidents' Day

The Law Library, and all Utah State Courts, will be closed on Monday, February 15, for Presidents' Day. Regular library hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) resume on Tuesday, February 16.

In 1879, George Washington's birthday - February 22, was deemed a national holiday by the 45th Congress. Today, the third Monday in February is when our nation celebrates Presidents' Day - a day that some believe should still be referred to as the holiday celebrating Washington's birthday. For the long version of this battle over when and what to call the holiday in February, read By George, IT IS Washington's Birthday by C.L. Arbelbide (available online from the National Archives).


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)