Thursday, February 14, 2013


Those special days throughout the calendar year celebrating families, warriors, children, events, emotions, leaders, religions and any other reason to have a day off from work or add to the retailers pocket.
Here is the list of all the holidays I can find:
·      New Year's Day, National holiday

·      Epiphany, Christian

·      Orthodox Christmas Day, Orthodox

·      Stephen Foster Memorial Day, Observance

·      Orthodox New Year, Orthodox

·      Lee Jackson Day, State holiday, Virginia

·      Confederate Memorial Day, State holiday, Texas

·      Robert E Lee's Birthday, State holiday, Florida

·      Inauguration Day, State holiday, DC, LA, MD, VA

·      Robert E Lee's Birthday, State holiday, AL, AR, GA, MS

·      Civil Rights Day, State holiday, Arizona, New Hampshire

·      Martin Luther King Day, National holiday

·      Idaho Human Rights Day, State holiday, Idaho

·      Prophet's Birthday, Muslim

·      Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day), Jewish holiday

·      Kansas Day, Observance

·      National Freedom Day, Observance

·      Groundhog Day, Observance

·      Chinese New Year, Observance

·      Lincoln's Birthday, State holiday, CT, IL, MO, NJ, NY

·      Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras, Observance

·      Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras, State holiday, Alabama, Louisiana

·      Ash Wednesday, Christian

·      Valentine's Day, Observance

·      Daisy Gatson Bates Day, State holiday, Arkansas

·      Presidents' Day (Washington's Birthday), National holiday

·      Purim, Jewish holiday

·      Read Across America Day, Observance

·      St. David's Day, Observance

·      Texas Independence Day, State holiday, Texas

·      Casimir Pulaski Day, State holiday, Illinois

·      Town Meeting Day Vermont, State holiday

·      Daylight Saving Time starts, Clock change/Daylight Saving Time

·      St. Patrick's Day, Observance

·      Evacuation Day, State holiday, Massachusetts

·      Evacuation Day observed, State holiday, Massachusetts

·      March equinox, Season

·      Palm Sunday, Christian

·      Maryland Day, State holiday, Maryland

·      Seward's Day, State holiday, Alaska

·      First day of Passover, Jewish holiday

·      Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day, State holiday, Hawaii

·      Maundy Thursday, Christian

·      Good Friday, State holiday, 14 states

·      Holy Saturday, Christian

·      César Chávez Day, State holiday, CA, CO, TX

·      Easter Sunday, Observance, Christian

·      César Chávez Day observed, State holiday, California

·      Easter Monday, Christian

·      Pascua Florida Day, State holiday, Florida

·      Last day of Passover, Jewish holiday

·      National Tartan Day, Observance

·      Yom HaShoah, Jewish holiday

·      Patriot's Day, State holiday, Maine, Massachusetts

·      Tax Day, Observance

·      Father Damien Day, Local observance, Hawaii

·      Yom HaAtzmaut, Jewish holiday

·      Emancipation Day, State holiday, District of Columbia

·      San Jacinto Day, State holiday, Texas

·      Confederate Memorial Day, State holiday, AL, FL, GA

·      Oklahoma Day, Local observance, Oklahoma

·      Administrative Professionals Day, Observance

·      Arbor Day, State holiday, Nebraska

·      Lag B'Omer, Jewish holiday

·      Confederate Memorial Day, State holiday, Mississippi

·      Loyalty Day, Observance

·      National Day of Prayer, Observance

·      Orthodox Good Friday, Orthodox

·      Orthodox Holy Saturday, Orthodox

·      Rhode Island Independence Day, State holiday, Rhode Island

·      Orthodox Easter, Orthodox

·      Cinco de Mayo, Observance

·      Orthodox Easter Monday, Orthodox

·      National Nurses Day, Observance

·      Truman Day, State holiday, Missouri

·      Ascension Day, Christian

·      Confederate Memorial Day, State holiday, North Carolina, South Carolina

·      Mother's Day, Observance

·      Shavuot, Jewish holiday

·      Peace Officers Memorial Day, Observance

·      National Defense Transportation Day, Observance

·      Armed Forces Day, Observance

·      Pentecost, Christian

·      Whit Monday, Christian

·      National Maritime Day, Observance

·      National Missing Children's Day, Observance

·      Trinity Sunday, Christian

·      Jefferson Davis Birthday, State holiday, Mississippi

·      Memorial Day, National holiday

·      Corpus Christi, Christian

·      Statehood Day, State holiday, Kentucky, Tennessee

·      Jefferson Davis Birthday, State holiday, Florida

·      Jefferson Davis Birthday, State holiday, Alabama

·      Isra and Mi'raj, Muslim

·      Kamehameha Day, State holiday, Hawaii

·      Flag Day, Observance

·      Father's Day, Observance

·      Bunker Hill Day, State holiday, Massachusetts

·      Juneteenth, Local observance, All except AL, American Samoa, GA, HI, MD, ME, MP, MS, MT, ND, NH, NV, PA, RI, SD, UT, Virgin Islands, Wake Island

·      West Virginia Day, State holiday, West Virginia

·      June Solstice, Season

·      Independence Day, National holiday

·      Ramadan begins, Muslim

·      Tisha B'Av, Jewish holiday

·      Pioneer Day, State holiday, Utah

·      Parents' Day, Observance

·      Laylat al-Qadr, Muslim

·      Eid-al-Fitr, Muslim

·      Victory Day, State holiday, Rhode Island

·      Assumption of Mary, Christian

·      Statehood Day in Hawaii, State holiday, Hawaii

·      Bennington Battle Day, State holiday, Vermont

·      National Aviation Day, Observance

·      Senior Citizens Day, Observance

·      Lyndon Baines Johnson Day, State holiday, Texas

·      Labor Day, National holiday

·      Rosh Hashana, Jewish holiday

·      Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day, Observance

·      National Grandparents Day, Observance

·      Patriot Day, Observance

·      Yom Kippur, Jewish holiday

·      Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Observance

·      First day of Sukkot, Jewish holiday

·      National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Observance

·      September equinox, Season

·      Emancipation Day, State holiday, Ohio

·      Last day of Sukkot, Jewish holiday

·      Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah, Jewish holiday

·      Gold Star Mother's Day, Observance

·      Feast of St Francis of Assisi, Christian

·      Child Health Day, Observance

·      Leif Erikson Day, Observance

·      Native Americans' Day, Local observance, South Dakota

·      Indigenous People's Day, Local observance, California

·      Columbus Day, National holiday, All except CA, HI, NV

·      White Cane Safety Day, Observance

·      Eid-al-Adha, Muslim

·      Boss's Day, Observance

·      Alaska Day, State holiday, Alaska

·      Nevada Day, State holiday, Nevada

·      Halloween, Observance

·      All Saints' Day, Christian

·      All Souls' Day, Christian

·      Daylight Saving Time ends, Clock change/Daylight Saving Time

·      Diwali/Deepavali, Observance

·      Muharram/Islamic New Year, Muslim

·      Veterans Day, National holiday

·      First Day of Hanukkah, Jewish holiday

·      Thanksgiving Day, National holiday

·      Black Friday, State holiday, 17 states

·      Lincoln's Birthday, State holiday, Indiana, New Mexico

·      American Indian Heritage Day, State holiday, Maryland

·      First Sunday Advent, Christian

·      Cyber Monday, Observance

·      Last day of Hanukkah, Jewish holiday

·      Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Observance

·      Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Christian

·      Wright Brothers Day, Observance

·      Pan American Aviation Day, Observance

·      December Solstice, Season

·      Christmas Eve, Observance, Christian

·      Christmas Day, National holiday, Christian

·      Kwanzaa, Observance

·      New Year's Eve, Observance

Yeah, I know there are a bunch of them.
So since today is yet another holiday it made think what was behind this particular holiday. From what I find as a definition St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. The most popular martyrology associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire; during his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer Asterius. Legend states that before his execution he wrote her a letter “from your Valentine” as a farewell
That’s not a real bad idea for a holiday, but why aren’t the banks closed? Why are the government offices still open? They seem to close for everything else including snow. And when did candy and flowers get connected with this?
And why aren’t there other holidays? How about “Best Auto Mechanic Holiday” or “Your Daddy isn’t really your Daddy Holiday” or “The Fried Chicken Wrapped in Bacon is Killing Me Holiday” or “Sorry, But I Don’t Dance Holiday” or “Poopy Diaper Day Holiday” or “Did I Really Say That? Holiday”. Oh come on people, there are still days in the calendar that are not associated with a holiday. If we make it good, maybe we can get a day off from work.
Sing along…..

"Holiday" – Bee Gees
Ooh you're a holiday, such a holiday
Ooh you're a holiday, such a holiday

It's something I thinks worthwhile
If the puppet makes you smile
If not then you're throwing stones
Throwing stones, throwing stones

Ooh it's a funny game
Don't believe that it's all the same
Can't think what I've just said
Put the soft pillow on my head

Millions of eyes can see
Yet why am I so blind
When the someone else is me
It's unkind, it's unkind

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Yet millions of eyes can see
Yet why am I so blind
When the someone else is me
It's unkind, it's unkind

Ooh you're a holiday , ev'ry day , such a holiday
Now it's my turn to say , and I say you're a holiday
It's something I thinks worthwhile
If the puppet makes you smile
If now then you're throwing stones
Throwing stones , throwing stones

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