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I will leave out the unsightly details of detailed descriptions, but there is an obvious sub-classification of employees where I work who keep the divorce rate down by having all of their children out-of-wedlock.
With a few exception (Xmas, New Years, Independence Day), US Holidays are almost always convoluted to be celebrated with Monday's as the day off. A small consolation (very small) for the comparative lack of vacation time we have compare to EU-ish places.
My employer take it a step further on their own - giving us the latter half of the day off before all said holidays (including the three celebrated on their actual day).*
* If one of 'the three' comes out on Sat, the day off is officially Fri; if Sun, it moves to Mon., in case you were wondering.
Yes, I know that the US is one of the countries with the least days off, saw a bar graph on a site about that once. Did not know about the moving of days that are in the weekend though, that's something that is not happening here in the Netherlands.
Well, on my next day off I will be thinking of you poor US citizens