[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - opening hours default PH off

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Thu Apr 30 22:11:00 UTC 2015

In the USA, there aren't any public holidays on a national scale on which businesses are required to close. I don't know of any such laws on a state scale, but I am not familiar with the laws of all 50 states. Government agencies tend to close on Federal holidays, and on some state holidays, varying agency by agency and state by state. For private businesses, it is the employer's decision. Retail businesses tend to hold special sales on days when many people will be off from work.

On April 30, 2015 11:04:07 AM CDT, phil at trigpoint.me.uk wrote:
> On Thu Apr 30 16:40:25 2015 GMT+0100, MichaƂ Brzozowski wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 3:18 PM, Robin `ypid` Schneider
> <ypid23 at aol.de> wrote:
> > > Hi everyone
> > >
> > > As noted by "Ein Mapper" on [the current weekly task in
> Germany][1] it would be
> > > convenient to have an implicit "PH off" added to most
> opening_hours values
> > > during evaluation. I had not thought about this before but now
> that I do I agree
> > > more and more that this makes sense and wrote a proposal [2]. Any
> thoughts about
> > > this?
> > 
> > Don't be German-centric :-P (I know that basically everything closes
> > on public holidays in Germany). It really is another hoop to jump
> > through, another thing that we impose on data consumers of this
> > already potentially (edge cases) very elaborated tag. And while a
> > notion of SH/PH is rather well defined for a mapper in given
> country,
> > default closure in these days may be not. Another table to maintain.
> > It really makes more problems than it solves: is PH off supposed to
> > apply also to 24/7 features? E.g. convenience shop vs an outdoor
> ATM.
> > 
> +1
> You would also have to define which public holidays, in the Uk
> Christmas Day and Easter Sunday have restrictions,  other public
> holidays are at the businesses discretion and will vary from year to
> year.
> Phil (trigpoint ) 

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