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Law Library Closed on Presidents' Day

GW-portrait.jpgThe Utah State Law Library, and all Utah State Courts, will be closed on Monday, February 20th in honor of Washington and Lincoln Day, a state holiday as designated by Utah Code §63G-1-101. This holiday is commonly known as Presidents' Day. Regular law library hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) will resume Tuesday, February 21st.

February 22, George Washington's birthday, was deemed a national holiday by the 45th Congress in 1879. 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. To learn more about this holiday, see the National Archives' page on George Washington's Birthday. Or, for the longer 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).

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