César Chávez Day - Holiday or not?

Were you off for the César Chávez holiday?

César Chávez - Holiday?
César Chávez - Holiday?
Officially, César Chávez Day is observed in the United States on March 31 each year. It celebrates the birthday of César Estrada Chávez and it serves as a tribute to the man's commitment to social justice and respect for human dignity.

However, it's not a very well observed holiday and best I could tell only the courts, DMV and most libraries were closed - in his honor.

The efforts by Cesar E. Chavez National Holiday organization to make the day a national holiday - so far - do not seem to be catching on.

Were you off for the... holiday?

Did you even know it was a holiday?

Buster April 01, 2014 at 10:38 AM
If you google for March 31 it will show the Holiday. You are right, it hasn't caught on. California is probrably the only State that closes down for it, although Texas celebrates it too, but I think no like CA does. I think New Mexico celebrates it too.
Jon Hall April 02, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Not sure if there will ever be any momentum for a National Holiday for César Chávez --- no one outside of California seems to understand what he and others did to bring humanity to the farm workers --- but those of us who were here can't "look at a grape" without thinking of what he did --- he was a true American Patriot --- he fought for others while gaining little for himself personally ...


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