Today is Day Day in Shalampax, a day when we honor no specific national event or person, but rather the very concept of “Day” holidays.
Many countries have Days to celebrate the anniversary of their independence and/or formation. The United States calls its Day “Independence Day.” I’m told that Canada calls its Day “Canada Day” and Australia calls its Day “Australia Day.” Those Canucks and Aussies are so very creative, aren’t they?
Depending on where you live, you might also have Days to commemorate specific individuals, such as “Martin Luther King Day” to celebrate, well, er, Martin Luther King, who was an African-American king or maybe he was just a prince who would have become king had he not been assassinated by some wacko—I’m not sure which; “Saint Patrick’s Day” to honor, a saint named Patrick who invented the color green; or “Victoria Day” to celebrate the long-deceased Queen Victoria. I’m not certain, but I think Queen Victoria founded Victoria’s Secret.
Or you might have a “Day” holiday to celebrate a type of person, such as “President’s Day,” “Mother’s Day,” or “Father’s Day.” We’re considering establishing a “Useless Twit’s Day” here in Shalampax to honor the masses and our politicians. (Those of you who live outside of Shalampax don’t know how lucky you are to have honest, hard-working, intelligent politicians. Then again, ours sleep most of the time, which prevents them from doing too much damage.)