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Subject: question jan 3 is not a holiday-right?
Date Posted: 1/2/2011 8:07 PM ET
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i'm on yahoo answers and people think jan 3 is a holiday-because newy years fell on a saturday

i do not think januray 3 is a hoilday

am i right?

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 8:12 PM ET
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You are correct 1/3 is not a holiday. This year New Year's Day fell on a Saturday so the holiday went back to Friday 12/31. See: http://www.opm.gov/Operating_Status_Schedules/fedhol/2011.asp

However next year since New Year's Day is on a Sunday the holiday will go forwards to Monday 1/2.

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 8:24 PM ET
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guess those guys are just a year ahead of time

 

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 9:14 PM ET
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No, the holiday was the 1st b/c it was a Saturday this year and a day of the week the post office would normally be open.  All PO should be open their usual hours on Monday the 3rd.

Date Posted: 1/3/2011 10:38 AM ET
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I guess some people got the day off today because since the holiday fell on a Saturday, they wouldn't get their extra holiday day otherwise.  I know my DH's company gave everyone the day off today because of that...

Date Posted: 1/3/2011 11:25 PM ET
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Yup, my company was closed today.

Date Posted: 1/22/2011 11:38 AM ET
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YES, the FED GOVT holiday was 3 JAN and our banks and POs were closed!

Date Posted: 1/22/2011 6:29 PM ET
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Golly, ours were closed on Friday Dec. 31.  Here's a link to the list of US Federal and Bank holidays:  http://www.buyusa.gov/uk/en/us_bank_holidays.html  But Florida could be different as far as their state legal holidays.

Date Posted: 1/22/2011 7:37 PM ET
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I work for a bank and we were not closed except on Sat 1/1

next year we will get Monday 1/2 off