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Town Meeting Day

First Tuesday of March
An official state holiday in Vermont, this is the day on which nearly every town elects its officers, approves budgets, and deals with other civic issues in a daylong public meeting of the voters. It more or less coincides with the anniversary of Vermont's admission to the Union on March 4, 1791 ( see Appendix). Vermonters pride themselves on their active participation in these meetings, which often include heated debates on issues of local importance.
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 54
DictDays-1988, p. 121
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