Friday, December 23, 2011

Registry Holiday Schedule

With Christmas only two days away, I thought now might be a good time to look at our short term holiday schedule and how all legal holidays play out on the 2012 calendar.  By state law, when a holiday falls on a Sunday, as Christmas and New Years do this year, the "legal holiday" is observed on Monday.  That means the registry of deeds and all other government buildings will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2011 and on Tuesday, January 2, 2012.  (When the holiday falls on a Saturday, it is observed on Saturday only as was the case last year for Christmas and New Years).

Besides New Years, the days we will be closed in 2012 for holidays are as follows:
  • January 16 - Monday - Martin Luther King Day
  • February 20 - Monday - Presidents' Day
  • April 16 - Monday - Patriots' Day
  • May 28 - Monday - Memorial Day
  • July 4 - Wednesday - Independence Day
  • September 3 - Monday - Labor Day
  • October 8 - Monday - Columbus Day
  • November 12 - Monday - Veterans' Day (celebrated on Sunday, Nov 11)
  • November 22 - Thursday - Thanksgiving
  • December 25 - Tuesday - Christmas
Please note that because 2012 is a leap year, Christmas and New Years both jump two days in the week, so while they fall on Sundays this year and would normally fall on Mondays next year, they actually are on Tuesdays.

These are the only days on which the registry is scheduled to be closed.  The registry may close in the event of weather emergencies such as major snowstorms.  There is no hard and fast rule as to when that might happen, but it is decided on a case by case basis.  The best way to find out the registry's status is to consult with this blog.

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