The start of the holiday season and the drop in temperatures is a good excuse to revive conversations about federal work holidays and what happens when bad weather strikes.
Thanksgiving Day was the second-to-last federal work holiday of 2008, Christmas of course being the last. (See the full list here.) The Fridays after both holidays are considered work days.
Next year’s holiday schedule is as follows:
Thursday, January 1: New Year’s Day
Monday, January 19: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 16: Washington’s Birthday/President’s Day
Monday, May 25: Memorial Day
Friday, July 3: Independence Day
Monday, September 7: Labor Day
Monday, October 12: Columbus Day
Wednesday, November 11: Veterans Day
Thursday, November 26: Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 25: Christmas Day