Talk:Cesar Chavez Day

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the article itself mentions that Cesar Chavez day is celebrated in eight states, but the article is categorized as a "California project" article, and all its content except the last sentence focus exclusively on California. It may be that California commemorates the holiday differently (more significantly?) than the other states, but if so, the differences should be explicitly enumerated. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.45.42.94 (talk) 14:28, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Correct. Also, the article specifies that many schools in "the state" are closed, but does not specify what state "the state" is! My bet is it's California, but I wouldn't know. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.173.9.27 (talk) 16:42, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

What a mess this article is! It's like every sentence was added by someone who had not read or understood the preceding sentences. I will clean it up unless someone with more knowledge of the actual topic does so. Tina Kimmel (talk) 18:41, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

No National Holidays in USA[edit]

For everybody's information, the United States has no authority under the U.S. Constitution to create national holidays. The Congress can only create holidays for the US Government (i.e. federal employees), the District of Columbia, four of the five territories (it cannot create holidays for the Northern Mariana Islands), certain private business entities that the U.S. Government has constitutional authority to directly regulate (such as federally-chartered banks), military bases, the Postal Service, and such like.

Everything else in the way of creating holidays is *state* jurisdiction. DC and the Territories can also create their own holidays, but except for the Northern Mariana Islands the federal government can negate the holidays they create; whereas the federal government has no jurisdiction to tell any of the states (or the NMI) that they cannot or that they must create a particular holiday).

Recall that Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday was a federal holiday for two decades before Arizona condescended to finally make it a holiday in that state. So, the federal banks, federal courts, US Postal Service, were all closed that day in Arizona - but *state* banks were open, as were state government offices, local government offices, etc.

So, while we often refer to federal holidays as "national holidays" there actually is no such thing as a national holiday in the United States - in the *legal* sense. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 73.162.218.153 (talk) 03:54, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

However there are certainly Federal "Commemorative" holidays (or Observance Days) by proclamation, and Cesar Chavez Day is one of them. Others would be holidays like "Loyalty Day", "Armed Forces Day", "Patriot Day", etc... Fyunck(click) (talk) 05:43, 31 March 2016 (UTC)