Today, like last week’s Monday, is a public holiday. Actually, they’re bracket-observed-bracket holidays, as in, “January 2 Holiday (Observed)”. Like last week, today is a holiday because the real one fell on a weekend day (Saturday, in this case), so the observation moved to the following Monday.
This year, December 25 and 26 will both fall on a weekend, so they’ll be observed on Monday and Tuesday, December 27 and 28 (and, of course, January 1 and 2, 2011 will be observed on Monday and Tuesday, January 3 and 4). This is great.
The best part for us, though, is that we’re on holiday for another week—we planned well. We’re having what my American friends call a “stay-cation”, since we’ve been relaxing at home. Sometimes that’s the best kind.