Good Morning, it’s Monday, 2 January 2017
According to the calendar, this is New Year’s Day (Observed), which means, in practical terms, that it’s an additional day off from work that you get because New Year’s Day 2017 fell on a Sunday (also typically a day off from work). So in order not to short you an international holiday/day off by combining two days off into one (i.e. New Year’s Day with Sunday or even Christmas Day with Sunday), the powers that be (and who arrange the calendar) give you the following day (in this case, 2 January 2017) off as well, so you have your full stipend of Holiday Days off. It’s a good thing. Basically, it means that everyone gets a 3 day weekend and those who took off on the 30th of December as well got a a four day weekend.
That is not a bad way to end one year and start a New One.
The world goes on and so does the news. Click the links below for access to the front pages of the world’s greatest newspapers.
May the Happy Holiday spirit continue.
The Times (London
Financial Times (UK)
The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)
The Wall Street Journal (European edition)
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
New York Times (New York)
The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)
Daily News Egypt (Cairo)
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
The Moscow Times (Moscow)
Le Figaro (Paris)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)
The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)
Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
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