1. Jubilee Day--This has it's roots in Biblical times. There was a Jubilee year every 50 years when slaves would be freed, debts would be forgiven, and much celebration would occur. I propose a simpler "Jubilee Day" to be held each year on February 19th (the 50th day of the year). On Jubilee Day people could each have a debt forgiven. Of course, the rules state that you'd have to apply for it and you'd have to have been making payments on your debt since you'd incurred it. I don't think it's fair for people to go on shopping sprees and then apply to have those debts forgiven. I think this is especially useful for unanticipated medical debt or houses that are underwater.
2. Constituent Week--This is a holiday for elected officials. Actually, technically it's for the people those officials serve. Each and every person in the country who holds an elected office will have to study their demographics for this one! Take the top five types of people in the official's district and spend a day as that type of person. Does this politician serve a lot of immigrants? Spend the day as an immigrant might. Lots of low income people? Have fun balancing the budget this week! We'll do it the week of July 4th for an even better way to remind ourselves what this country was founded on.
3. Nacho Day--Monday is Nacho Day. I don't mean it sarcastically, like "Monday is nacho (not your) day." I mean you get actual nachos. I'd love for it to be every Monday, but I don't think my waistline could handle that! How about the first Monday of March? March is the third month and nacho chips have three sides. Sounds good to me!
4. Pajama Day--I used to have pajama day when I worked in a pre-school. That was fun! I'd wear my PJs and add a bathrobe if it was cold. Working in an office, pajamas don't tend to be permitted attire. But that would change for Pajama Day. Just make sure you keep it appropriate people! This is still an office! Pajama Day should definitely be the day after Labor Day. We work hard and then we relax, right?
5. Day Off Day--Just like it sounds: everybody gets the day off to enjoy themselves. I know that might be complicated for doctors and the like, but this is my imagination, so just go with it. Ken and I rarely have the day off together and when he is off on a weekend, he's usually worried about the store. So if everyone had the day off at the same time he wouldn't have to worry about things like that. And we could enjoy a nice day as a family. Let's pencil it in for the 3rd Wednesday in August. There aren't any other Wednesday holidays, are there?
6. High Five Day--What an awesome way to lift everyone's spirits? To celebrate the day just offer high fives to everyone you meet throughout the day. Feel free to substitute a fist bump or two when your palms get sore. High Five Day would be the 5th day of every month.
7. Technology Blackout Day--Don't get me wrong: I love technology as much as the next person, but it still gets a little bit overwhelming sometimes. Once a year on the 4th Saturday in November, all technology will cease to work (except for the life-saving stuff) and people will have to have face to face conversations with each other. And write letters and read books and play board games.
8. Read a Book Day--On Read a Book day it is completely acceptable to spend the day reading, wherever you might be. In the office? Read a book! Teaching a class? Read a book. Standing in the checkout lane? Read a book! Driving a bus? OK, don't read a book if you're driving the bus! Read a Book Day is Aug. 31 (just for the heck of it!)
9. Act Like a Kid Day--Just like it sounds, you get to channel your inner youngster for a day. Want to be an infant? Go get your footie pajamas on and prepare for an all day nap fest! Maybe you'd like to go back to Kindergarten to do art projects and play on the monkey bars again. What if you had a blast in middle school and you want to relive it? Go for it! I don't know all the specifics for this one, because it's late and I'm tired. I'm just gonna go ahead and celebrate Act Like a Kid Day now and go to bed without finishing my homework!
10. I let Frances pick a holiday. No one who has spoken with her recently will be surprised to discover that she created...Harry Potter Day! Obviously this holiday occurs every year on July 31st (If I have to explain, maybe we shouldn't be friends). On Harry Potter day you get three spells to cast (BE NICE!) that will last for the day. You can wear your dress robes, unless you'd prefer your regular robes. And butterbeers for everyone!
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