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Create Your Own Holiday 07/11-07/17

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Create Your Own Holiday 07/11-07/17

Postby Brian » Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:13 am


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Create Your Own Holiday 07/11-07/17

Postby Brian » Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:13 am

The country is in dire need of another holiday that everyone can celebrate, and the government has given you the task of picking it. What event will you add to the holiday calendar and why?

Please limit your response to 500 words or fewer.

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RE: Create Your Own Holiday 07/11-07/17

Postby abqwriter » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:31 am

Didn't we do this one a few months ago?  I remember coming up with a holiday to celebrate the invention of rubberbands...

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RE: Create Your Own Holiday 07/11-07/17

Postby loudermilk » Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:07 am


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RE: Create Your Own Holiday 07/11-07/17

Postby Bookend » Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:29 am

Ah, but I wasn't here then...so I forthwith submit:

National Candybuying Day!

The beauty of this holiday is that it can be celebrated several times a year. National Candybuying Day happens February 15, the day after Easter (whatever that might happen to be), November 1, and December 26. In addition to clearing the shelves of previously unbought candy and thus supporting not only our fine national retailers but our equally fine candymakers, it--well, it doesn't do anything except make people happy. Home celebrations can be handled in any way people see fit (want your Day to go on till the next? buy more, or ration what you buy! want to celebrate *cough* whole hog? good for you!) Religion is not an issue, we all love candy. Not a chocolate lover? Plenty of tolerance for that... Chocoholic? No pointing fingers of guilt here, you're not an addict, you're just celebrating the ONE HOLIDAY (well, the four holidays) that we all celebrate together.

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RE: Create Your Own Holiday 07/11-07/17

Postby whatshername » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:43 am

I would like to see a holiday for Firemen and EMTs. I think they do an unbelievable job. In my town they all volunteer. The whistle blows night and day, rain or snow. I don't know how they do it!

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RE: Create Your Own Holiday 07/11-07/17

Postby PatFrank » Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:03 am

The holiday would be "People's Day." It should be a day with no agenda, no parade, and no solicitations. It would be a day to spend reading on your deck, sleeping in your favorite chair, or comtemplating the moon. In other words, it should be be that rarest of animals, a day to do absolutely nothing! Because it's for People, all persons are required to respect themselves and enjoy a day of nothing. We all need permission, some more than others, to relax. This is the day to do just that.

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RE: Create Your Own Holiday 07/11-07/17

Postby Starmist » Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:01 am

oops -- I accidentally posted it as a new Thread -- April Fools Day holiday -- I guess I'm a fool then....

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Postby KarenRankowitz » Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:05 am


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RE: Create Your Own Holiday 07/11-07/17

Postby sloomis » Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:06 am

An appropriate holiday would be one to celebrate ethnic diversity. A holiday that would help bring people of all different ethnic backgrounds and religions together to celebrate how it is to live in the United States of America. Our country is not perfect, but it can give everyone the opportunity to practice what ever cultural and religious customs they have. If people would get together to share their customs and beliefs it might be a way to improve how we all interact together, and get everyone to appreciate the contributions each has made to our country.

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