Thursday, June 11, 2009

One nation, different public holidays

"Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day narrowly escaped being axed as legal holidays in Massachusetts recently. In the state Senate, South Boston Democrat Jack Hart even suggested that cutting the holidays would put the state on a slippery slope to eliminating Christmas.

But throughout the country, states officially celebrate holidays that range from nationally obscure to highly controversial."

To learn more about the variety of things we celebrate, click here.

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