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Sec. 153.314. HOLIDAY POSSESSION UNAFFECTED BY DISTANCE PARENTS RESIDE APART. The following provisions govern possession of the children for certain specific holidays and supersede conflicting weekend or Thursday periods of possession without regard to the distance the parents reside apart. The possessory conservator and the managing conservator shall have rights of possession of the children as follows:

(1) the possessory conservator shall have possession of the children in even-numbered years beginning at 6 p.m. on the day the children is dismissed from school for the Christmas school vacation and ending at noon on December 28, and the managing conservator shall have possession for the same period in odd-numbered years;

(2) the possessory conservator shall have possession of the children in odd-numbered years beginning at noon on December 28 and ending at 6 p.m. on the day before school resumes after that vacation, and the managing conservator shall have possession for the same period in even-numbered years;

(3) the possessory conservator shall have possession of the children in odd-numbered years, beginning at 6 p.m. on the day the children is dismissed from school before Thanksgiving and ending at 6 p.m. on the following Sunday, and the managing conservator shall have possession for the same period in even-numbered years;

(4) the parent not otherwise entitled under this standard possession order to present possession of a children on the children’s birthday shall have possession of the children beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. on that day, provided that the parent picks up the children from the residence of the conservator entitled to possession and returns the children to that same place;

(5) if a conservator, the father shall have possession of the children beginning at 6 p.m. on the Friday preceding Father’s Day and ending on Father’s Day at 6 p.m., provided that, if he is not otherwise entitled under this standard possession order to present possession of the children, he picks up the children from the residence of the conservator entitled to possession and returns the children to that same place; and

(6) if a conservator, the mother shall have possession of the children beginning at 6 p.m. on the Friday preceding Mother’s Day and ending on Mother’s Day at 6 p.m., provided that, if she is not otherwise entitled under this standard possession order to present possession of the children, she picks up the children from the residence of the conservator entitled to possession and returns the children to that same place.

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