• Too many holidays
    March 11,2014
     

    Too many holidays

    “Holiday,” a song by the Bee Gees that very few of us have ever heard of, is perfect for our excess of holidays in America. Lately, we seem to have a holiday for almost everything under the sun. To name a few: Kansas Day (Jan. 29), Chinese New Year (Jan. 31), National Wear Red Day (Feb. 7), Groundhog Day (Feb. 2), Town Meeting Day (March 4), Mother’s and Father’s days, Presidents Day, and the list goes on.

    Someone is always coming up with a new idea for a holiday. My biggest gripe is that banks, post offices, state and federal business are all closed on federal holidays. Everything comes to a screeching halt and no one really knows why.

    Why do we need to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Is good ol’ St. Patrick a great guy, or is this another excuse for a drunk? How about Valentine’s Day? Why not appreciate your sweetheart every day?

    I especially hate Town Meeting Day. We vote on the most mundane of things, like should we fix the sewer backed up at the school or do we really need to plow the roads in the winter.

    I have a suggestion. Why not do away with all holidays and everybody do their own thing.

    Happy holidays!

    Tom King

    Shaftsbury

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