Americans find many reasons to celebrate. On a National scale there are 10 Federal Holidays. Not all States recognize the same Holidays as the Federal Government. States and local governments have a separate list of Holidays which may be different from the Federal list. Holidays may have a religious or non-religious origin. One things Holidays do have in common: most companies give us a paid day off to celebrate! There are many other Days with attached significance that provide us the opportunity to enrich our lives. In any case, Americans love any excuse to celebrate!
The Office of Personnel Management:
* This holiday is designated as "Washington's Birthday" in Section 6103(a) of Title 5 of The United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal Employees. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is policy of the Federal Office of Personnel Management to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.
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