Today, we've got four holidays and a single birthday.
National Roast Suckling Pig Day
International Migrants Day
Republic Day (Niger)
Feast of Our Lady of Solitude
Steven Spielburg's Birthday
National Roast Suckling Pig Day is the Veal Day for pigs; slaughter a youngin' pig, roast and eat it... But in all honesty, I don't give a damn 'bout this holiday. I don't care for roast pig; I want me some bacon!
International Migrants Day is an off-take of Human Rights Day, but is more valid than the generic sub-category holiday I dislike. We all know that aliens are hardly appreciated in most, if not all countries. Racism is of course, the main source of why migrants are so poorly treated. While it ain't half as terrible as it used to be (foreigners getting off boats are no longer pelted with trash and [large] stones... for the most part =/), if any of you have heard of that new TV show All-American Muslims and how so many advertisers are pulling out because of their prejudices, you all know that the world still ain't a free place where any ethnicity can go anywhere they want without hate following 'em. I've always been a civil rights dude, so this gets my holiday pick of the day.
Niger's Republic Day celebrates the same day in 1958 that Niger had established it's own government, rather than being controlled completely by France. They didn't gain their independence just yet, but this was certainly the first step towards doing so.
Feast of Our Lady of Solitude is a Mexican holiday celebrating the blessed virgin Mary's solitude and faith on Holy Saturday in waiting for the rebirth of her son, Jesus Christ (wasn't expecting me to use his actual name, eh?! :P). It wasn't the most popular feast day until the 17th century where in Oaxaca, Mexico, a pack mule loaded up with stuff wandered into town without an owner anywhere in sight, and collapsed dead at a bare plot of land within Oaxaca. Inside the packaging it carried was a lavishly jeweled statue of Our Lady of Solitude studded with diamonds and a large pearl, among other things. The townsfolk considered it a sign, and built a church where the donkey had perished. That's certainly an interesting tale...
Steven Spielburg; famous for his blockbuster movies and taking part in developing quite a few other grand movies and even cartoons (Spielburg played a major hand in Animaniacs and Pinky & the Brain, for example). 'Course, we all know 'bout his modern films' critique controversy in that he just does the same old shit time and again, and his works no longer shine like they once did. I'm not a lover of modern films, so I wouldn't know, though...
... I do however, know that E.T. the Video Game was balls terrible.