What You Need To Know About Holidays And Overtime Pay
Holidays are special days set apart by law or custom where normal activities, particularly work or school including church, are completely stopped or suspended. In general, holidays are meant to let people to commemorate or celebrate an occasion or belief of particular cultural or spiritual importance. The word ‘holidays’ actually comes from the Latin word ‘holo’. So a holiday is a festive period characterized by joy and happiness and family, friends and relatives get together to share joy and happiness.
There are many international religious holidays and other federal government public holidays that are celebrated with grandeur and fervour all over the world. Some of the most popular federal public holidays celebrated around the world are Christmas day, New year day, President day, Mother’s day, Father’s day, Christmas second, Independence day, Halloween and Hanukkah. On the other hand, there are some national religious holidays observed by the community with a little less fanfare. Thanksgiving day, designated as open country day is one such example.
Holidays have become synonymous with love and cheerfulness. Every year, millions of people around the world choose to mark the passing of time and enjoy the pleasures associated with a well planned holiday or a special occasion. Holidays also help in bonding with friends and family, with their kids and grand-children, with co-workers and their neighbors. Since ancient times, people have associated a particular time of the year with festivities and special events. Holidays provide an opportunity for people to get away from the routine and catch up with old friends, talk over a cup of tea or share some chocolate or cake.
Thanksgiving Day, originally named thanksgiving day after the English king, is the number one Wednesday holiday in the United States. The first official celebration of thanksgiving was held at the White House in 17orman Street on mid-November each year. Ever since, Thanksgiving has been celebrated every Wednesday evening in thanksgiving, officially recognizing the president as well as the members of the government as well as all those in the civil service. The tradition of hosting a dinner party in the dining room has been adopted by most American families. On this day, thanksgiving dinner includes pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, red and green sauce, homemade glazed ham and roasted turkey.
Holiday pay, otherwise known as federal holidays pay, is paid throughout the year by government employees. In the past, holiday pay was granted only to regular employees of government offices. However, after the turn of the twentieth century, vacation pay along with other types of federal holidays pay were granted to all employees working in the United States government. This was accompanied by increasing requests for government holidays from private citizens. As a result, the number of federal holidays that people could apply for increased and so did the number of government offices that offered such pay to its employees.
Holiday pay is available for individuals who are also entitled to holiday bonuses and/or vacation pay as well. Federal holiday bonuses and vacation pay can be used to ease the burden of cash payments for mortgages, automobile loans or student loans. Additionally, holiday bonuses and overtime pay can be used for health care expenses, child care costs and even for some emergency situations. The availability of holiday bonuses and overtime pay has enabled many employees to take care of their family obligations without affecting their salaries. Therefore, the government has been very generous in granting holiday bonuses and overtime pay.