I couldn’t agree more with Matt Yglesias, about the recent three-day Fourth of July weekend:
I think we should formalize the switch, eliminate our “observed on Monday” national holidays and shift them to Fridays.
Our national holiday consistency goes back to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968, and is imitated by Japan’s poorly-translated Happy Monday System. There does not seem to be a good reason to have national holidays on Mondays. Anyone got one?