I'm now thinking about our National Holidays. 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
Columbus Day - Second Monday in October - Due to the recent public recognition that Columbus was a slaver and so on, this is morphing as a holiday to either not existing (stock markets stay open) or to becoming an Indigenous People's Day.
Thanksgiving - Fourth Thursday in November - 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.
Presidents Day - Third Monday in February - To celebrate our presidents, it was derived from Washington's and Lincoln's Birthday.
MLK Day - Third Monday in January - Celebrating Dr King's Birthday
It's interesting that Good Friday is not a Federal Holiday. My source on all this is Wikipedia US Holidays.
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 about a Chicago World's Fair. 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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This being the American Subsection of the Travel section, we'll now move from monuments more to geography of the US. I've already shown you three of the nine pages of American Travel jokers. Here's page number four.
Page seven. This pages focuses on water. Across the top, there's a sunset over the water, a Florida sun over the water and then some frozen glacier perhaps Alaskan water. Row two has two waterfalls and one port. One three is Northern Midwest Beauty with Michigan and South Dakota.
The total is 354 travel jokers.
- Vehicles 87
- American places and Americana (different than American people) 82
- Non US Places 81
- Maps 32
- International people types 72