Today is National Indian Day and I work for the Kaibab Paiute Indian Tribe so I have the day off! (And we're having Indian tacos for dinner to celebrate!)
My question is:
If you could designate a new National holiday, what would it be?
First of all I think it would be excellent if everyone honored National Indian Day since they are the foundation of our country and it would be great for all Americans to learn more about Native American culture and history. I don't understand why we celebrate Columbus Day, he discovered Central America, so why not change it to National Indian Day? On that note, the Tribe recognizes all Federal holidays and even recognizes that day as a holiday, but we call it Kaibab Paiute Heritage Day. We also get a holiday on June 11 for Tribal Establishment Day. Oh, and the Tribe gives each employee a day off on their birthday!
I think that some existing holidays should be elevated to receive a day off. Easter comes to mind first since it is such an important day, in my opinion even more significant than Christmas. I love St. Patrick's Day, so personally I would honor that too.
I am an avid football fan so I would make a holiday for the Super Bowl. I think it should be the Monday after super bowl so everyone has a day to recover from the celebration.
And I can't forget to mention that there are just some days that totally make sense to make a day off like the day after Thanksgiving. With the exception of retail sales don't most people take that day off anyway? And wouldn't it help boost our economy if everyone got the day off to go black Friday shopping and spend the money they are making for doing nothing?
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