How to Save Money on Holidays With Government Holiday Buying Guide
The word “holidays” evokes very somber images: of being left alone in the cold or warm weather for days on end; of eating very lonely, unappealing food; and of the cold, dark days when it’s very easy to get depressed. Holidays aren’t exactly fun for anyone. For most people, however, there is one particular holiday that we all seem to enjoy above all others- Halloween. There are many reasons why Halloween is so much fun. Here, I will list some of them.
A holiday is typically a short day set aside in which most of us engage in extra-curricular activities, particularly work or school including social work or church, in which daytime activities, particularly food or drink, are either suspended or completely reduced. In general, holidays are meant to enable people to celebrate or remember an occasion or tradition of some sort. For those who enjoy celebrating holidays at home, the most obvious reason for doing so is to spend time with family and friends. It doesn’t have to be anything major; just spending time with loved ones in a nice atmosphere is a great holiday.
Now, let’s consider the way that holidays differ from month to month. When we say that a holiday falls on a particular day, it usually means that it falls on a weekday. Some holidays, like Halloween, fall on a Friday evening. Others, like Christmas, fall on a Sunday. All other holidays vary depending on whether the specified day falls on a weekday or a weekend.
Now, we can look at what states do with regards to federal holidays. In the US, states determine which holidays are federal holidays and which states determine which are not. Some states use a mixed policy. What I mean by this is that some states list a few public holidays on December 7th and others do not. A lot of states have no holiday signs whatsoever.
So when a person in the state of Massachusetts decides to take his or her federal holiday off, she or he can list a public holiday on the calendar for “paid holidays” and then choose a state holiday on the calendar for “state holidays”. Every Massachusetts resident can take both of these holidays if they want to. This is why, as you probably know, Massachusetts has very lax gun laws and you’re not required to get a permit to buy a firearm in the state of Massachusetts.
Federal holidays and state holidays can still be used to save money. The trick is in knowing which days are the highest peak times for shopping during the holiday. And that’s where the idea of holiday pay comes into play. When you take a few days off, you get to take all the shopping that you want without having to worry about whether your paycheck will arrive on time or not.