Answer: Dust off the John Philip Sousa records, because “Washington's and Lincoln's Birthday” (as it is officially known in Minnesota) is a statutory holiday, and city officials will have a bit of free time that evening for such endeavors. In fact, Minnesota state law prohibits cities from conducting public business on statutory holidays except in case of necessity.
If you prefer to not be caught off guard by a statutory holiday like Presidents Day again, grab your calendars and make note of the following holidays when public business cannot be conducted except in case of necessity:
- New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2014)
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 20, 2014)
- Presidents Day (Feb. 17, 2014)
- Memorial Day (May 26, 2014)
- Independence Day (July 4, 2014)
- Labor Day (Sept. 1, 2014)
- Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11, 2014)
- Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27, 2014)
- Christmas Day (Dec. 25, 2014)
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This blog post conveys general information. It’s not legal advice. Please check with your city attorney before acting on this information.