Holidays Showing Possession

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Holidays Showing Possession :

A number of American Holidays have possessive forms, and are peculiarly inconsistent.

Mother's Day and Father's Day are easy enough, one parent at a time, and Parents' Day is nicely pluraiized, as is Presidents' Day which celebrates the birthdays of both Washington and Lincoln.

All Souls' Day (Halloween), of course, takes a plural possessive.

Veterans Day is plural but not possessive, for historical reasons shrouded in mystery.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day has no possessive.

New Year's Day, St. Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, and April Fool's Day all have their singular prossessive form, and so, while we're at it, does Season's Greetings.

Note that Daylight Saving Time is neither possessive nor plural.

Related Links :

  • Possessives with Gerunds

  • Possessives versus Adjectival Labels

  • Possessives of Plurals

  • Irregular Plurals

  • Holidays Showing Possession

  • Compound Possessives

  • Possessives Constructions

  • Compound Constructions

  • Possessives with Appositive Forms

  • Double Possessives

  • English Glossary Index

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