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, October 6, 2010

Happy Mad Hatter Day ~ October 6, 2010

Obviously celebrated on 10/6 (look at the hat if you haven't figured it out yet), Mad Hatter day is a day to be totally silly and crazy.  Similar to the more familiar April Fool's Day, except that it's more about silliness than pranks or practical jokes.  Just in case you're unfamiliar with this character, he is the invention of Lewis Carroll in his story of Alice in Wonderland.  The most remember element in the story involving the Mad Hatter is the tea party as depicted here.
Hope your day is filled with Silliness and Fun!!!

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