Most of us think of holidays as one of those few days our employer actually pays us to stay home. We all know the big ones: New Year's, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. And yes, some employers are a little more generous but most likely you'll have no more than 7 days a year that you consider a holiday. Depending on your religious beliefs you may add a few more to that annual list, and find that you're up to a dozen or so.
For a day to be considered a "National Holiday" it needs to be declared so by Congress. And then of course we have the "commercial holidays" that we all love, which in effect are simply days that have become popular over the years. We all love them, but for some of us that just isn't enough. Organizations, corporation, and even loosely connected groups of people can "declare" a day for any reason they choose. Some of these days catch on and become popular with the general population, some remain only recognized by their creator, and some fizzle out and become a mere memory after only a year or two.
The point is - Every day, somewhere someone is celebrating something.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

August 26, 2010 ~ National Women's Equality Day

What else can I say after.."though we adore men individually, we agree that as a group they're rather stupid"

It amazes me that we are still looking for equality for women, it's high time we realize that it isn't our sex that holds us back any longer, but our own attitude towards ourselves.  History is full of courageous, heroic woman for us to example and admire.  We are the "daughter's daughters" who recognize this day with reverence for our fore-mother's persistence and determination to create equality for all "people". 

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