School Holidays

pexels-photo-273011.jpeg I was thinking about the difference in holidays off from schools these days and back in the 1950’s and even the 1960’s

We didn’t have 3 day holidays, we did observe a half day on Holy Thursday, then no school on Good Friday and following Easter Day, we went back to school on monday.

I remember school letting out in early June about the 10th or so, I’m talking only of the pubic schools from the county and city where I lived. But I think it may have been the same in most of the states at that time.

I remember observing President Lincoln’s Birthday on Feb, 12th and we had President Washington’s Birthday off on Feb, 22nd. We had a half day on Dec 23,  for the Christmas Holidays and went back after the new year.

I looked up and found these calendar of Holidays and Observances: from the year 1955

Jan 1 New Year’s Day
Feb 12 Lincoln’s Birthday
Feb 14 Valentine’s Day
Feb 22 Presidents’ Day
Mar 17 St. Patrick’s Day
Apr 10 Easter Sunday
Apr 15 Tax Day..
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 8 Mother’s Day
May 30 Decoration Day Jun 19 Father’s Day
Jul 4 Independence Day
Sep 5 Labor Day
Oct 12 Columbus Day (Most regions)
Oct 31 Halloween
Nov 11 Veterans Day
Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day
Dec 24 Christmas Eve
Dec 25 Christmas Day
Dec 26 Christmas Day’ observed
Dec 31 New Year’s Eve.