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Library Closed on Thanksgiving Day

Turkey_Pardon_2009.jpgThe Law Library, and all Utah State Courts, will be closed Thursday, November 24 for Thanksgiving. Regular hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) resume on Friday.

Thanksgiving has been celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November since 1941. For more information about the history of Thanksgiving in the United States, visit the Library of Congress' Today in History page for November 25.

Interested in more Thanksgiving traditions? A curious holiday tradition happens at the White House the day before Thanksgiving: the presidential pardon of a turkey. On Wednesday, President Obama will pardon the national Thanksgiving turkey, just as he did in 2009 and in 2010. The text of the presidential pardons of the Thanksgiving turkey is available in the Compilation of Presidential Documents. The presidential pardoning was not a consistent tradition until 1989 by President George H.W. Bush.

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