I was in my car the other day, and on the radio there was this program about "special days/months" and I got to thinking, so many don't make sense, or are utterly useless.
The below list is not meant to trash a person or group.
Martin Luther King Jr day (3rd monday in January)- Schools get off, many gov't places close. What is the use of this day? He was a good person for civil rights and whatnot, but there is really no reason to have a day to celebrate him.
Woman's Equality Day (August 26)- That's like saying that we have to treat women as equals ONLY on that day..
Child Health Day (First Monday in October)- I guess this is the only day that we are supposed to care about the health of our kids.. riiiiiight..
National Hurricane Preparedness week (Third week in may) Should be a mandatory "How to get your asses in gear" week for Louisiana.. That's for sure.. Otherwise, Anyone on the coasts should already KNOW what the heck to do!
Women's History Month (March) Well, Women have been around since Men, and if you look at the bible's way of things then Women are responsible for the expulsion form paradise.. I don't see a "Men's history month"
Black History Month (February)- I guess Feb. was made this "special" month to learn about black people. Keep in mind that there are black people who hate this "observance", like Morgan Freeman. They (rightfully) feel that nothing was done to "Earn" this recognition
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October)- Shouldn't we be aware of this all year, not just a specific month?
General Pulaski Memorial Day (October 11)- Who the hell is General Pulaski?!?!!?
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (September)- So if you're serious about recovery, do it in September.. OR ELSE..
National Caffeine Awareness Month (March)- Common.. Caffiene is great!! Especially for pilots, flight attendants,a nd college students!
Nonpoint Source Pollution Awareness Month (March)- Umm.. WTF over?
Garlic Mustard Awareness Month (May)- I'm at a loss on this one..
National Stalking Awareness Month (January)- Wow.. They made one for FLAIRPORT..
Keep in mind that this list is not all of the ones that are crazy/useless/don't make sense..
Most of these found at
What holidays do you think are worthless, or what does YOUR country "celebrate" or recognize?
[Edited 2006-01-20 22:29:18]