City Holiday - Administrative Offices Closed

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City offices are closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving.

About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time set aside to give thanks, enjoy time with family and in American culture, is regarded as the beginning of the fall–winter holiday season.

Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, with a proclamation by President George Washington after a request by Congress. President Thomas Jefferson chose not to observe the holiday, and its celebration was intermittent until President Abraham Lincoln, in 1863, proclaimed it to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November. On June 28, 1870, President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law the Holidays Act that made Thanksgiving a yearly appointed federal holiday in Washington D.C.

On January 6, 1885, an act by Congress made Thanksgiving, and other federal holidays, a paid holiday for all federal workers throughout the United States. Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the date was moved to one week earlier, observed between 1939 and 1941 amid significant controversy. From 1942 onwards, Thanksgiving, by an act of Congress, signed into law by FDR, received a permanent observation date, the fourth Thursday in November, no longer at the discretion of the President.

 

When

  • Thursday, November 25, 2021 | 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Friday, November 26, 2021 | 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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