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Strange Holidays

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by onejayhawk, May 2, 2019.

  1. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Quad B

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    This was an exceptionally subtle, yet incredibly harsh post. Well played.
     
  2. Zkribbler

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    The US celebrates Independence Day on July 4, which is weird because it was on July 2, 1776, that it voted for independence, 12-0 with NY abstaining.
     
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  3. Camikaze

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    It is a public holiday in Victoria, as is the Friday before the AFL grand final.

    In all states, we still have the Queen's Birthday. This year it's 10 June in all states except for WA, where it's 30 September, and Queensland, where it's 7 October. The Queen's actual birthday is 21 April.
     
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  4. AmazonQueen

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    We don't get a holiday for the Queens Birthday :sad:
    My families not very patriotic. I remember when we were given a day off school as children for the Queens Silver Jubilee our family went on a day trip to an area where the schoolchildren hadn't been given a day off.
     
  5. Kyriakos

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    How does the horse race have to do with greeks? At least here horse races are about the least popular thing ever ^_^
     
  6. Ferocitus

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    The Melbourne Cup is the horse race. I would have thought some of the large Greek population would like a more interesting race, one that would ignite interest in Classics and "History" among young people.
     
  7. Ferocitus

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    It is definitely a public holiday in Victoria.
    You don't get a holiday because you don't deserve one. :p
     
  8. Kyriakos

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    My bet is on backgammon (which i hate) :)
     
  9. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    A celebration of Mexican-American culture where you're not allowed to wear traditional Mexican outfits? Or has that changed?
     
  10. onejayhawk

    onejayhawk Afflicted with reason

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    I have never heard anything like that.

    Last Saturday was fun. It's the unofficial Star Wars holiday, May the Fourth (be with you). Similarly, 14 March, written 3/14 is Pi day. We had a special one three years ago on 3/14/16. No one remembers 3/14/1593 but it must have been special for anyone who observed it.

    J
     
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  11. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    I thought there was outrage in the U.S. when white Americans started wearing traditional Mexican garb during this holiday, so it isn't done anymore.
     
  12. onejayhawk

    onejayhawk Afflicted with reason

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    It's possible there was an incident. People can be very touchy about cultural heritage, but it isn't the norm.

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  13. rah

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    Yeah, it's cultural appropriation to do it on cinco de mayo but not an issue when we dress in green and get hammered on St. Paddy's day. ;)
     
  14. inthesomeday

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    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang dude...
     
  15. JollyRoger

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    Christmas has become strange in the United States with snowflakes demanding political correctness in the blessing of their commercial transactions with the phrase "Merry Christmas" for roughly 24 days that are not actually Christmas. This disappears after December 25th as the Holiday Bowl gets no PC attacks for not being called the Christmas Bowl. Apparently, Christian SWJs only have limited fight in them.
     
  16. onejayhawk

    onejayhawk Afflicted with reason

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    What's the Welsh equivalent, red and leeks on St David's day?

    J
     
  17. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    We need a new holiday, May 10th, the day Kim Kardashian's surrogate gave birth to Kim's fouth child. Kim is doing fine thank you.
     
  18. Lemon Merchant

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    What? Is she too lazy to have her own baby?
     
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  19. Valka D'Ur

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    "Cultural appropriation." Tourists are allowed to buy sombreros, but don't ever let them be worn.

    At least nobody has cited my tribble or borg smileys for wearing sombreros.

    There may be medical reasons she thinks the public doesn't need to know about.

    Or indeed, she might just prefer to let someone else do the hard part, as long as the kid is genetically hers.
     
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  20. AmazonQueen

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    Our school always holds its eisteddfod on St Davids Day with musical performances, poetry recitals, and prizes for the best stories and artwork.
     

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