A thought that crossed my mind. How many are enough.
The following are a list of holidays along with special days we celebrate.
On every one of these days that are a percentage of the population taking off work.
Did you know when the Roman Empire fell they had more holidays than workdays.

Jan 1 New Year’s Day, Wow this is the New Years’ birthday. It only makes sense we would celebrate it. Then there are all the hangovers. Nobody would be worth any thing any way.

College Football BCS Championship Game
Depending on your team. Many people change teams for this date and take the day off.

Martin Luther King Day I understand why our black brothers feel like they need this day. In fact, I wish we had a honky day also. I guess we do it is called Robert E. lee day.

• January 20, Inauguration Day Thank the good Lord this one only comes ever four years. For one day most of the winners take the day off to celebrate, the losers take the day off to look for a job.
• January 24 Belly Laugh Day I always take off for this one.

• February 16, Washington’s Birthday. Large numbers take off for the sales.
• February 2 Groundhog Day how in the world would you know when winter is going to be over?

• February 12 Lincoln’s Birthday A day off is a penny saved I always say.

• February 14 St. Valentines Day You ever left early in order to pick up flowers or go out to eat?
March 7 My anniversary After all a car salesman married to the same woman for 40 years is some kind of record. I think it should be a paid holiday.

• March 17 St. Patrick’s Day No one can be expected to work when there is green beer to be drunk and parades to go see.
• April 1 April Fool’s Day. You may have to work this day but you are allowed to spend most of it fooling around.
• April 2, 2010: Good Friday (U.S. stock market is closed on this day) They are heathens the rest of the time but this day they find religion.

• April 4, 2010: Easter Sunday There is move on to have this day moved to Monday where more people can have the day off.
• April 15, 2010: Tax Day This is the day you take off to get you taxes together.
• April 22 Earth Day millions take off for this very important day. What a bout a sky day???
• May 5 Cinco de Mayo I have no idea what this day is and I am too lazy to look it up.

• May 9, 2010: Mother’s Day Major day for Hallmark. I mean if you don’t send her something, you must not love her, right????
• May 15, 2010: Armed Forces Day Vet day and Pearl Harbor just is not enough.
• May 25, 2009 Memorial Day No one goes to the graveyard. They go shopping and out to the lake.
Sorry the next two simply don’t deserve a comment
• June 14 Flag Day
• June 20, 2010: Father’s Day • July 4
• July 4, 2009 A day to buy a cheap flag. Most people don’t know what it stands for but they do know it’s a paid holiday.

• July 25, 2010: Parents’ Day You knew what you were doing when you had them. Don’t expect any thanks.
• September 7, 2009 A day set a side for all retail people to labor extra hard and everybody else to have a paid day off.
• Sept. 12, 2010: Grandparents’ Day

• September 11 Patriot Day Memorial day just didn’t cover everyone in New York.
• Sept. 12, 2010: Grandparents’ Day we need more of these
• September 16 Stepfamily Day A day to celebrate divorce.
• September 28 Native American Day: Again I ask. What about National Honky Day. I demand my own day.
October 11 My birthday. I’ll be darn if I am working that day.
• October 12, 2009 Columbus Day Most historians say that Columbus wasn’t the one to discover America. However, who cares it’s a holiday and paid if you work for the government.
I would love to meet the idiots that came up with these days.
• October 16 Boss’s Day (National Bosses Day)
• October 16, 2010: Sweetest Day
October 31 Halloween Eve Take off early to carry kids out and but candy
• November 2, 2010: Election Day. One of the most ignored days on the calendar and we wonder why things are so screwed up.
• November 11 Veterans’ Day Most veterans’ work this day. Everyone else celebrates for us.

•Thanksgiving Day National dry turkey day and football day.
• Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving, traditional start of Christmas shopping deals.

• Cyber Monday – Monday after Black Friday, the online internet version of Black Friday deals. See how many people you see at work on these two days.
Dec 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
WE spend money every year on this date. Mostly sending politicians to Hawaii for a week. There they drop a reeve in the water and go back to their publicly paid suite and start parting.

• December 12-19, 2009: Chanukah/Hanukkah A time for Santa to visit the Jewish kids, Gotta be fair.

Dec 24 Christmas Eve Most of us if possible take part or all of this day off. Odd Christ wasn’t born until the next night. Christians as well as non-Christians take this day off. I had a friend who was a Jehovah Witness. He never volunteered to work either of these days.

Dec 25 Christmas Day A big Christian holiday. If it falls on Sunday most churches seal their doors. Go figure that one out. I guess they are tuckered out from all the parties.

• December 26 – Jan 1 African Christmas Didn’t know he was black or white. I thought he was Jewish.

31 Dec New Year’s Eve We take this day off to stock up with booze and black eyed peas

If any of the above days fall on the weekend we celebrate the following Monday. After all that is the only fair way to do it.

When a holiday falls on Sunday, you do not work on the following Monday. See July 4th above.

I am sure I missed some big day. Tell you the truth I am tired of fooling with it.

Don’t forget 52 Sundays and 52 Saturdays plus two weeks of vacation. I wonder why this country is going broke. Maybe we don’t have time to work.

Then on the other hand, if we doubled the holidays for congress we just might pull ourselves out of the hole.

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