4th of July Holiday Parent-time in 2021
Independence Day holiday (July 4) goes to the noncustodial parent in 2021 under the standard Utah schedule. The holiday period runs from July 3 at 6pm until July 5 at 6pm. Many noncustodial parents have expressed alarm over the fact July 4 falls on a Sunday in 2021 and, for that reason, may not involve the same level of celebration you would see any other day of the week. While it would make a lot of sense if the statute allowed for an extension in awkward circumstances like this (similar to how the statute allows Halloween to be celebrated either October 31 or “the day Halloween is traditionally celebrated in the local community”), the Utah Legislature in their infinite wisdom has not made that the law. That being said, parents are encouraged to be reasonable if for no reason other than the fact the custodial parent may one day find themselves in a similar predicament because their holiday falls on a Sunday and they want to celebrate it a different day.
Bear in mind not every decree follows the standard in-state schedule. If your order contains a different set of rules then you should follow those rules.