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.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September 15, 2010 ~ International Day of Democracy

The United Nations General Assembly decided in 2007 to declare September 15th the International Day of Democracy.  The internet is full of information about this day and it's importance.  All too often I believe as Americans we forget just how lucky we are to live in a country founded on the principles of democracy. For me, I've always been a bit of a sucker for that good old patriotic spirit, so I'd like to share with you a wonderful rendition of the Pledge of Allegiance.

God bless America and the American people.

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