Screen Shot 2014-02-01 at 3.48.27 PMIt is a time of year with a smattering of holidays–although not “the holidays.”  Didn’t you think we celebrated President’s Day in February–a combination of Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays?  We don’t.  The holiday is Washington’s birthday.  Of course you know we added Martin Luther King’s birthday as a holiday (in 1983).  Did you know that Columbus Day was added in 1968 and Veteran’s Day moved from October to November in 1975?  It’s fascinating stuff.  And it is all part of the United States Code (and the legislative history notes to it), specifically 5 U.S.C. 6103.  A good read:  the United States Code.