Yes, I used "fortuitous" and "mishap" in the same sentence.
The original holiday schedule for my company had us observing New Year's day on Friday, 12/30/2011, even though it's on a Sunday. Traditionally, we observe holidays that fall on a weekend on the weekday closest to the event (Friday for Saturday events, Monday for Sunday events). For whatever reason, they didn't do it that way this year.
Well, it seems that all of the other tenants in our office building used the more traditional method, and our building did the same. So our office building is closed on Monday, 01/02/2012.
Yep. That's right.
We get an extra paid holiday day this year due to HR's scheduling mishap.
I don't think anyone's crying about it.