Originally Posted by HamaLee
Well it's a state holiday not a federal one--so whether or not it's observed is on a state by state basis. The state where I work celebrates it (MA) and I technically work for the state, so I have it off. (We also get Patriot's Day off in April...hehehe...I think it's just MA and ME that celebrate it). But my friend works just over the border in NH and he's gotta work tomorrow. To a certain extent: Whaddaya gonna do?
I'm off. My mom is crazy jealous.
And by "Patriot's Day" don't you mean "Marathon Monday"?
Man, I miss those days...my apartment at school was one block up from Beacon. I'm getting all nostalgic now. I'm gonna go cry and console myself with the fact that at least in NJ, people knowh which baseball team to root for.
Madametj, I never had off for Martin Luther King Day when I was in school in NJ--it was a school-to-school decision, not a state-wide thing.
The school's rationale was that no one would be "commemorating" MLK if they were off--they'd all be sleeping in and being lazy. This way, you could at least do something MLK-related in class. (I'm pretty sure we didn't do anything in class, either. Too much history to move through to prepare fo the AP)