I'm now thinking about our National Holidays. What do they say about us? The American Government has created the following:
Memorial Day - Last Monday in May - To remember those lost in the wars.
The 4th of July - The Fourth Day in July - To Celebrate the Birth of our Nation
Labor Day - First Monday in September - To Celebrate Labor. The rest of the world does this May 1.
Columbus Day - Second Monday in October - Due to the recent public recognition that Columbus was a slaver, this is morphing as a holiday to either not existing (stock markets now stay open) or to becoming an Indigenous People's Day.
Thanksgiving - Fourth Thursday in November - A harvest festival. To give thanks for something to someone.
Christmas Day - December 25th - This celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Initially in the spring, moved to December about a thousand years after he died.
New Year's Day - January 1st - It's make-a-resolution and nurse your hangover day.
MLK Day - Third Monday in January - Celebrating Dr King's Birthday. Increasing it is considered a day of service.
I like to see (maybe I should create it) a TV series on the World Fairs since each of them were so rife with stories. There is a best seller book set in Chicago World's Fair (Devil in the White City). Well-known buildings left over from these world's fairs includes:
And the backs.
The joker on the right of the middle row celebrates A Century of Progress International Exposition, also known as The Chicago World's Fair held from 1933 to 1934.
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- International people types 72