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Spot the Imposter - U.S. Federal Holidays

There are 11 officially-recognized United States federal holidays. Each question below lists two holidays - one of which is legitimate and the other of which is not. See if you can identify the imposter for each question.
If you do well spotting the imposters, try the other quizzes in this series: PapaFurchetta's Spot the Imposter Quizzes
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Last updated: January 4, 2023
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1. Which is not an officially-recognized U.S. Federal holiday?
Columbus Day
Indigenous Peoples Day
2. Which is not an officially-recognized U.S. Federal holiday?
Easter
Juneteenth
3. Which is not an officially-recognized U.S. Federal holiday?
May Day
Memorial Day
4. Which is not an officially-recognized U.S. Federal holiday?
Constitution Day
Washington's Birthday
5. Which is not an officially-recognized U.S. Federal holiday?
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Election Day
6. Which is not an officially-recognized U.S. Federal holiday?
Boxing Day
Christmas Day
7. Which is not an officially-recognized U.S. Federal holiday?
New Year's Day
New Year's Eve
8. Which is not an officially-recognized U.S. Federal holiday?
Veterans Day
Patriots' Day
9. Which is not an officially-recognized U.S. Federal holiday?
Labor Day
September 11th
10. Which is not an officially-recognized U.S. Federal holiday?
Flag Day
Independence Day
11. Which is not an officially-recognized U.S. Federal holiday?
Mother's Day
Thanksgiving Day
2 Comments
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Level 78
Jan 4, 2023
You've done amazing research on this series of quizzes. As an Official Municipal Historian I have to give you kudos for very good and very hard work. That said, trick questions don't become you: "Presidents Day, which this year falls on Monday, February 21, 2022, is a federal holiday for most federal workers. According to the Office of Personnel Management, the federal holiday is recorded as Washington's Birthday, in remembrance of the first president of the United States.Feb 10, 2022"

You should really remove this one as both answers ARE correct - an ambiguity like this where no one without access the the Office of Personal Management could be expected to know what's written there and where the two names both refer to the VERY SAME holiday not different days (and you know it) is a trifle vindictive don't you think? (I'd also question your use of the city name "Colombo" in your capitals quiz - it's still the exact same city it was before and is still the capital).

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Level 91
Jan 4, 2023
Thank you for the kind words regarding the effort that went into this series of quizzes. It was a ton of work, but these are subjects I enjoy, as I'm sure you can appreciate as a historian.

To be honest, it was the Presidents' Day/Washington's Birthday paradox that gave me the idea for this quiz. While I wouldn't necessarily characterize the inclusion of this question as "vindictive," I can certainly see how it could be considered a trick question. Therefore, not wanting to alienate my tens of fans, I have gone ahead and removed "Presidents' Day" from this quiz entirely.

Your second point regarding the inclusion of "Colombo" in the Spot the Imposter - World Capitals quiz is equally valid and I have now removed it as well.

These two questions can now join the "Nambia/Gambia/Zambia" question from my Spot the Imposter - Countries of the World #1 quiz as banished questions. Perhaps if I get enough of those I can put together a rouge's gallery of my worst "Spot the Imposter" questions.