In the United States, federal holidays are holidays recognized by the government. On federal holidays ever non-essential federal office shuts down (even though the employees get paid). Check to see if there’s a federal holiday today, or if one’s coming up!
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Even though it’s not a federal holiday, the birthday of the U.S. National Guard — celebrated on December 13 — is an important event to note. Established in 1636, the National Guard is the oldest military organization in America. Its members serve during times of war and emergency. Take time to honor those who have protected our country for centuries.