Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles (Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)

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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Corinne, I was rather shocked when we went to pay our sewage bill today at city hall only to find the office was closed all day.  Very surprised. 

Mar 30, 2018 11:10 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker As Nina Hollander stated, it is a religious holiday.

Mar 30, 2018 10:17 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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It's a religious holiday in the truest sense of the word. Don't expect we'll ever see that.

Mar 30, 2018 09:55 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
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Working or not working has never determined if I celebrate holidays or not.  I can't even begin to tell you how many years it's been since my family celebrated Thanksgiving on a Thursday, ... 25 or more years ago I'd say.  We have law enforcement, health care (EMS), firefighter and restaurant manager in the family.  We celebrate when the most of us can be together at the same time.  But I do believe that God's sacrifice saved the world and that Easter is our most important celebration... no matter when we celebrate.

Mar 30, 2018 02:14 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
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When I worked a union sheet metal job it was a holiday if our religion celebrated it. It's a religious, not Federal HOLIDAY. It needs to be way more commercialized and push more retail sales to become a Federal Holiday; it's America after all.

Mar 30, 2018 01:46 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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All Fridays are good!

Mar 30, 2018 11:31 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Corinne,

It used to be that all offices closed at Noon on Good Friday, and some businesses do close on Good Friday.  I have not seen Easter Monday celebrated in the US as it is in Europe.  A

Mar 30, 2018 10:42 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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Don't know.

Mar 31, 2018 07:05 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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As Nina Hollander said it's a religious holiday. There are some companies that are closed today. That's a pretty funny story!!

Mar 30, 2018 01:17 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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Good Friday notes the observation of a religious occasion. The United States does not have an official religion.

Mar 30, 2018 12:07 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
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The more holidays the better. More time to spend with family and friends.

Mar 30, 2018 11:43 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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many businesses have a half day.... Good Friday is Stations of the Cross.... 

Mar 30, 2018 11:01 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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As a banker, I was used to having the day off. You're right, financial markets are closed. Many businesses close early.

Mar 30, 2018 10:58 AM
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Roy Kelley
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I expect that many would love an additonal federal holiday.

Mar 30, 2018 10:54 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I swear it used to be observed, Corinne but, I'm not sure why it is not. Great question to ponder!

May 06, 2018 09:12 PM
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Joan Cox
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Monday did seem like a regular day, not a Holiday.

Apr 03, 2018 08:32 AM
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William Feela
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It is funny as on one had the governement is supposed to get away form politics, yet they take the day off for this

Apr 01, 2018 07:57 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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To me Easter is the most important Christian holiday.  It is my favorite holiday. And yes, the more the country moves away from its roots, the less important religion is in the way we conduct ourselves and our business.

Mar 31, 2018 09:24 PM
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Debbie Gartner
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Schools were closed here - it was both Passover and Good Friday.  I had never heard of Easter Monday until yesterday when my sister--in-law mentioned it.  She's from London.

Mar 31, 2018 07:41 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
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All the government offices and schools were closed in my town. Even my office closed but several agents were working. I remember years ago when the banks closed on this day.

Mar 31, 2018 02:04 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for the story

Mar 31, 2018 10:26 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Keller Williams was closed for Good Friday.  Will be open again on Monday.

Mar 31, 2018 06:24 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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IN regards to the practice of Christian faith, without Good Friday, all the rest is meaningless.

When the pagans figure out how to commercialize it and the feeble follow, this day too will have lost its relevance except for the faithful.

 

Mar 31, 2018 06:23 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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I'm still wondering why Passover isn't an observed holiday in the US?

Mar 31, 2018 06:18 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker - I do not have much idea about this.

Mar 30, 2018 08:34 PM
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Bob Crane
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It is the most important Holiday, unfortunately not enough people believe in what it represents.

My banker complained today that they were closed in the afternoon and his employees were going to the bar.

Mar 30, 2018 08:29 PM
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Sybil Campbell
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I remember them both being celebrated when I was a child.  I guess that tells my age!

Mar 30, 2018 06:33 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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It is a regular day for me today. Tomorrow morning i'm going to church and dragging kids with me. 

Mar 30, 2018 05:05 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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My last two corporate gigs were in healthcare and retail, two industries that never or seldomly close.  I do not believe we got this day off at either job, they only observed the 8 minimum holidays.  At other companies they get today off or at least a partial day.

Mar 30, 2018 03:18 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
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When I worked "corporate America" we only worked a half-day.  As for Monday, don't know.

Mar 30, 2018 03:13 PM
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Wayne Martin
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I have always worked on Good Friday so have never given it much thought.

Mar 30, 2018 01:23 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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When I was an ignorant young Jewish scamp, I saw a sign that said Jesus Saves and thought...what does he save? Blue Chip stamps were popular then. Today, Easter and Xmas is to be found in the heart and the soul along with all the commandments and the Gospels/prophecies/ bible etc. to be given back upon our deaths..Into your hands I surrender my soul. Do the work now

Mar 30, 2018 12:12 PM
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Joe Pryor
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I am not for that.

Mar 30, 2018 11:35 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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Choice. I guess.  Never knew about Easter Monday. 

Mar 30, 2018 11:24 AM
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Lyn Sims
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And some places close before 3 on Good Friday. Got me hangin', there is no logic at all. No one pays attention to much of any holiday honestly.

Mar 30, 2018 10:43 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
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  Personal choice.  

Mar 30, 2018 10:29 AM