Client Question – What Constitutes a Legal Holiday?

Today is Columbus Day.  One of my very logic and organized clients brought up a good question.  Does Columbus Day count as a legal holiday when it comes to the NWMLS purchase and sale documents.  Well, the answer is no.  See below for a list of Holidays and which holidays count as legal holidays:

Legal Holidays
The following are legal holidays:

Sunday;
New Year’s Day: the first day of January, commonly called New Year’s Day;
Martin Luther King: the third Monday of January, being celebrated as the anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr.;
Presidents’ Day: the third Monday of February to be known as Presidents’ Day and to be celebrated as the anniversary of the births of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington;
Memorial Day: the last Monday of May, commonly known as Memorial Day;
Independence Day: the fourth day of July, being the Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence;
Labor Day: the first Monday in September, to be known as Labor Day;
Veterans’ Day: the eleventh day of November, to be known as Veterans’ Day;
Thanksgiving: the fourth Thursday in November, to be known as Thanksgiving Day; the day immediately following Thanksgiving Day;
Christmas: and the twenty-fifth day of December, commonly called Christmas Day.

NOTE:
Whenever any legal holiday, other than Sunday, falls upon a Sunday, the following Monday shall be the legal holiday.
Whenever any legal holiday falls upon a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be the legal holiday.

Legislatively Recognized Days
October 12th: The legislature declares that the twelfth day of October shall be recognized as Columbus Day but shall not be considered a legal holiday for any purposes.
April 9th: The legislature declares that the ninth day of April shall be recognized as Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day but shall not be considered a legal holiday for any purposes.
January 26th: The legislature declares that the twenty-sixth day of January shall be recognized as Washington Army and Air National Guard Day but shall not be considered a legal holiday for any purposes.
August 7th: The legislature declares that the seventh day of August shall be recognized as Purple Heart Recipient Recognition Day but shall not be considered a legal holiday for any purposes.
Children’s Day: The legislature declares that the second Sunday in October be recognized as Washington State Children’s Day but shall not be considered a legal holiday for any purposes.
April 16th & September 4th: The legislature declares that the sixteenth day of April shall be recognized as Mother Joseph Day and the fourth day of September as Marcus Whitman Day, but neither shall be considered legal holidays for any purpose.
December 7th: The legislature declares that the seventh day of December be recognized as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day but shall not be considered a legal holiday for any purpose.
February 19th: The legislature declares that the nineteenth day of February be recognized as Civil Liberties Day of Remembrance but shall not be considered a legal holiday for any purpose.