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Cincinnati's kids will get a holiday the day after the Super Bowl

The children of Cincinnati can now look forward to a holiday on the day after the Super Bowl, no matter who takes home the trophy in the end.

The children of Cincinnati can now look forward to a holiday, on the day after the Super Bowl, no matter who takes home the trophy in the end.

While they will obviously be hoping for a win, school children in Cincinnati will have something to cheer about regardless of the result in Super Bowl LVI on Sunday when the Bengals face the Rams.

Cincinnati to give kids a holiday the day after Super Bowl

According to an announcement made on Monday, Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) will be giving the staff and students alike a day off on February 14th which is the day after their very own Bengals face off against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI. In a letter sent to parents, the city's largest school district referred to a need to "celebrate" the Bengals first Super Bowl victory as the basis for the holiday and stated that they would be amending the academic calendar accordingly. "We hope that you enjoy roaring the Bengals to a win on Sunday and take this time to take pride in our incredible city and amazing football team," the district said in the statement to parents.

CPS board member Mike Moroski told the Cincinnati Enquirer that students in the district traditionally get to enjoy the Monday after the Super Bowl as a holiday, however, this year saw saw a scenario in which the school calendar didn't align with the big game which will be played at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California. As a result an official request was submitted to make a change to the calendar and it was readily accepted.

The city of Cincinnati is buzzing

Interestingly enough, kids can also credit the Bengals for a more specific holiday. In the release sent to families, the district also indicated that an annual off day for students - not staff - will still be held maintained on February 7th, the reason being that the Bengals just had their best playoff run in decades. Needless to say things are buzzing in Cincinnati at the moment. Having won the AFC Conference title for the first time in 31 years, the fuss is understandable. Indeed, when the team returned to the Paul Brown Stadium after their dramatic win over the Chiefs last Sunday, many fans were waiting to greet them.

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It's also not just the fans who are basking in the moment, but members of the franchise itself like head coach Zac Taylor. "It was overall a great night," Taylor said on Monday. "I haven't gotten a lot of sleep yet. Still taking it all in. But we're going to quickly turn our focus to the L.A. Rams." Cincinnati will be hoping to go one better than their last two trips to the Super Bowl in 1982 and 1989 respectively, when they lost to the San Francisco 49ers on both occasions.


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