Something For Everyone.
Lesser Holidays, At Least In The U.S.The winter season also includes some recent and/or additional holidays:
- Black Friday and Cyber Monday are retail invented holidays. Hallmark should have the cards out soon.
- There's Boxing Day if you can sell it to your supervisor.
- College Football offers the week long build up to the National Football Championship, with the two highest selected football teams playing each other. I still remember when college football concluded on Jan1. and only four (Cotton, Orange, Sugar and Rose) bowl games were played.
- "Seinfeld" offered Festivus to celebrate...frankly I'm unsure as to what there is to celebrate when the holiday has it's origin in a sitcom about nothing.
And One More.Within a week of Halloween, there is a very special day. It's a day that offers something for almost everyone, yet asks nothing in return. Snooz-a-pa-gain-a is celebrated in the US on the 1st Sunday in November. Precisely at 2:00 AM on the 1st Sunday in November almost everyone in the USA is to set their clocks back one hour. This gives everyone an extra hour of sleep, provided they don't actually get up at 2AM to change their clocks. The technical name of the ceremony of changing the time is called "falling back" (festive, don't you think?). Of course, there is Snooz-a-pa-looz-a in the early spring, but that's months away.
So very early this coming Sunday Morning, don't forget to fall back. Happy Snooz-a-pa-gain-a.
Are there any other should-be holidays you would like to add?