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, September 30, 2010

September 30 ~ Feast of St Jerome

If you wanted to I'm sure you could celebrate a "Saint's" day every day of the year.  Some Saints though are more interesting or fun than others so I do include some of them in my holiday list.  Saint Jerome is the patron saint of students of scripture and librarians.  So, why not visit your local library and be kind to the librarian.  Return your overdue books and pay your fines. 
One of the most recognized libraries in the United States is the NY Public Library outside of which stands two lion statues.  Today's trivia questions is... What are their names?

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