How to write holidays all year longPosted by June on December 10, 2018
LABELS: Apostrophe in Mothers Day, Apostrophe in Presidents Day, Apostrophe in Veterans Day, GRAMMAR
Is it Mother’s Day, as in one mother, or does the name recognize that the day belongs to all of them, making it Mothers’ Day?
Do veterans really own their day, which would make it Veterans’ Day, or are they recognized in a more adjectival fashion, which would make it Veterans Day?
And what might St. Patrick and St. Valentine say about all this?
The proper way to write holidays has little to do with logic or punctuation rules. Instead, holiday names like Valentine's Day and Presidents Day are written as they are simply because that's how people have written them. Here's a quick rundown of the proper holiday names to use all year long.
June Casagrande is a writer and journalist whose weekly grammar/humor column, “A Word, Please,” appears in community newspapers in California, Florida, and Texas. more
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