Apparently no one had anything to do on Halloween... ¬_¬
Today, we've got a large eight holidays.
National Deep Fried Clams Day
All Saints' Day
Dias De Los Muertos
National Authors' Day
National Cook For Your Pets Day
Independence Day (Antigua & Barbuda)
Liberty Day (Virgin Islands)
Revolution Day (Algeria)
National Deep Fried Clams Day is for all the seafood lovers like myself; although, since this is US only, I have to yet again complain about how fat we are. Does it have to be fried? ;_;
All Saints' Day is a religious holiday I honestly can't make heads or tails of, since I'm just plain uninterested...
Dia De Los Muertos, translated as Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday focusing on praying for friends and family who've passed away. It takes place on November 1st and 2nd, actually. It's also the very opposite of grim; Dia De Los Muertos' two days are days of celebration. Since death is an unavoidable and welcome part of life, I'd say it's all quite justified. Not to mention for all those believing in an after life, only the selfish would want us to lament their death at our expenses. So yeah, death and partying; easily the holiday pick of the day.
National Authors' Day is a day of recognition for all the Americans that contributed to literature. Just Americans. Considering we were a few... I don't know, MILLENIA late in contributing to writing, this holiday gets a big GTFO.
National Cook For Your Pets Day supposedly focuses on a day to feed our pets healthy dishes, but for one day this hardly makes any difference in diet and could even be a bad idea for certain animals that don't like diet shifts. Everyone celebrating this is just gonna feed their animals our food, which completely goes against my ideals towards feeding a pet; and considering this is celebrated in America, you know people'll be feeding their dogs fried chicken and their cats turkey 'n gravy, or some crazy shit like that. Another GTFO is awarded.
Antigua and Barbuda's Independence Day is another day celebrating independence gained from the UN, 1981 in this case. These two islands are part of the same twin-island nation, so they celebrate it on the same day.
Virgin Islands' Liberty Day celebrates David Hamilton Jackson and his efforts to make Freedom of Press a valid right in the Virign Islands. The date itself comes from the day he published the first free newspaper, "the Herald". He played an important part in getting other rights passed and the like as well.
Algeria's Revolution Day commemorates the day Algeria's first successful attacks against their rulers the french in the name of revolution, in 1954... Couldn't they of just picked the day they successfully were liberated and became independent? >_>;