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Articles Tagged 'Public Holidays'

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10 American Public Holidays to Know

Who doesn’t enjoy a long weekend or a “Bank Holiday,” as some might say. Here’s a rundown of America’s equivalent to our bank holidays. Plan your excursions accordingly (although note that not all offices close on these days). 1. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day The third Monday in January, it celebrates the birthday of the clergyman […]

A Brit’s Guide to the Fourth of July

Until I moved to Los Angeles I was only vaguely aware of “the Fourth”, and I’m sure there are plenty of Brits new to the U.S. who know little more than the fact that it’s a big public holiday and has something to do with the war against the British. But what does it celebrate, […]