USPS: Presidents Day is Monday, Feb. 17

This year, Presidents Day is Monday, Feb. 17. The annual observance honoring U.S. presidents began with celebrations commemorating George Washington during the early 19th century. After Washington’s death in 1799, his birthday was celebrated informally across the young nation. In 1879, Congress declared Feb. 22 — Washington’s birthday — a federal holiday. A 1968 law…

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USPS: Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed Monday, Jan 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that commemorates the birthday of the civil rights icon, will be observed Monday, Jan. 20. King, born in 1929, helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his landmark “I Have a Dream” speech. He also helped pave the way for enactment of the Civil…

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USPS: Presidents Day will be observed Monday, Feb. 18

Presidents Day will be observed Monday, Feb. 18, this year. The annual observance traces its roots to celebrations commemorating George Washington during the early 19th century. After Washington’s death in 1799, his birthday was celebrated informally across the young nation. In 1879, Congress declared Feb. 22 — Washington’s birthday — a federal holiday. A 1968…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed Monday, Jan. 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that commemorates the civil rights leader’s birthday, will be observed Monday, Jan. 21. King (1929-1968) was a Baptist preacher who became a leader in the American civil rights movement. He helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech,…

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USPS: Annual Labor Day holiday honors workers

Monday, Sept. 3, is Labor Day, the federal holiday that celebrates American workers. The annual commemoration began in 1882, when the first Labor Day was celebrated in New York City. In 1894, after other communities began honoring workers, President Cleveland signed legislation that established Labor Day as a national holiday. Labor Day holds special significance…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed Monday, Jan. 15

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday marking the birthday of the civil rights leader, will be observed Monday, Jan. 15. King was a leader of the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his death in 1968. The March on Washington, along with his many writings and speeches, are partially credited with ushering…

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USPS: Memorial Day observed Monday, May 29 this year

Memorial Day, a federal holiday to remember members of the Armed Forces who died while serving their country, is Monday, May 29, this year. “Postal Service employees are proud to observe Memorial Day,” said PMG Megan J. Brennan. “We are grateful for the sacrifices made by the fallen heroes who have died in service to…

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