Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cesar Chavez Day

San Diego Celebrates Cesar Chavez Day

March 31 is a California state holiday

California is one of eight U.S. states that celebrates Cesar Chavez through an official holiday. Chavez, a Mexican American civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, passed away in 1993 and remains one of the most famous labor leaders and activists, as well as an icon for liberalism in general. In 2000, Governor Gray Davis made Cesar Chavez a state holiday in California, and many state government offices, community colleges and libraries are closed every March 31 in observance.

In San Diego, all county courts are closed on March 31, as well as city administrative offices, libraries, and Department of Motor Vehicles locations. Trash services will not be affected for the city of San Diego nor are most park hours. Balboa Park will be open, as will museums normally open on Thursdays within the park, but other public buildings within the park will be closed. Tecolote Nature Center and Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center will be closed, and city recreations centers and pools will be closed.

Parking meters will not be enforced within the city of San Diego. However, parking rules within the Port of San Diego and outlying cities vary.

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