Written By Thomas Ahearn
All courts in the state of California will be closed on Monday, March 31, 2014 in observance of Cesar Chavez Day. The complete listing of days when California courts will be closed in observance of holidays during 2014 is available at http://www.courts.ca.gov/holidays.htm.
Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) was a Latino-American civil rights activist and labor leader who helped found the National Farm Workers Association which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW) union. His day of birth, March 31, has become Cesar Chavez Day, a state holiday in California, Colorado, and Texas.
For Colorado courts, Administrative Authorities have the discretion to grant requests for Cesar Chavez Day (March 31st) in lieu of another holiday within the same fiscal year. For more information, visit http://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/File/Media/Holiday/Holiday_List_2014.pdf.
For courts in Texas, a Holiday Schedule for Fiscal Year 2014 on the Texas State Auditor’s Office website shows Cesar Chavez Day to be an “optional” holiday. The schedule is available at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/compensation/Holidays2014.pdf.
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