Monday, October 13, 2008

instant gratification: Columbus Day clarified in Wikipedia

Columbus Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Who's open, who's closed, who's more laid back than usual today, and are those truants, the assured future for the welfare system, standing on the corner? I needed instant clarification, which I found with Wikipedia. It's so handy. Where do I go to find out if there's a parade downtown today?

"Since 1971, the holiday has been commemorated in the U.S. on the second
Monday in October, the same day as Thanksgiving in neighboring Canada. It is
generally observed today by banks, the bond market, the U.S. Postal Service and
other federal agencies, most state government offices, and many school
districts; however, most businesses and stock exchanges remain open."

1 comment:

  1. It's supposed to work by the numbers...library funding is similarly it all becomes a numbers game..and as we all know these days...numbers are being manipulated beyond our comprehension. I have been reading James Kuntsler's blog...