It’s been awhile since we last taught you about an American holiday. I was reminded at how fun it was after trading tweets with Zees this week I remembered all her amazing letters explaining the Jewish holidays to you. SOOOO guess what… today is another special day in the states we like to call President’s Day! Yes, it’s another day (most) of us get off from work to lazy around or hit up the sales or stay out late the night before. In my case I went to San Francisco, the drove back to LA and just got in from a night cutting a rug at our favorite local place. We gotta celebrate staying out late on a Sunday when we can.
So what’s this holiday about you ask… though President’s day is celebrated on or around George Washington’s (our very first President) birthday it’s actually close to many other presidential birthdays (most notably Abraham Lincoln’s) and is really more of a celebration of the office of the Presidency.
It’s a federal holiday which means all government offices, post offices and banks are closed. So since we can’t open checking accounts or get new driver’s licenses we head to the shops or the car dealers for their big sales. Mostly to help jump start spending after the Christmas holidays these sales just co-opt our government’s highest position for a couple extra bucks and sales on toasters and Corolla’s.
As you know, most of our holidays revolve about food, namely barbeque’s in the summer where we can eat tons of hot dogs and light stuff on fire! President’s Day is not that kind of holiday, there are no fireworks and no bbq-ed meat products but we love it just the same because it means we get a day off and that means more time to devote to stuff like making manips like Mount Robmore up there. Cause who doesn’t wish that South Dakota actually had a huge stone monument with Rob faces carved into it instead of the influential Presidents that Mount Rushmore now pays tribute to. Forget pilgrimages to Forks, we’d all be running to Keystone, South Dakota to drink a heini and gaze on it’s wonder and beauty.
So Rob just another American Holiday minus the food. Now off to get a new phone and see if there’s anything good on sale…
Who wants to see Mount Rushmore blasted and a new Mount Robmore in it’s place? Any plans for President’s Day for those in the states?