Easter Monday?

April 4, 2012

I have often thought the concept of Easter Monday was kind of strange.  You just know it had to be a blatant quest for a four-day weekend. That someone, somewhere, had a eureka moment and decided that the Monday following Easter Sunday was obviously Easter Monday and as such deserved to be a holiday.  And it had to be a bureaucrat , they seem to be the only ones who get it off.
That’s fair; people ought to be thankful for Easter, if only for the extra-long weekend. Yesterday I heard some stores advertising that they were open on “Holiday Monday” and my first thought was, “I wonder what holiday that is?”
After all, it was too early for Victoria Day and too late for New Year’s Day.
It would seem that the world would like to borrow the church’s holidays, but would prefer not to acknowledge them.
So I had an idea. Everyone should be able to observe whatever religious holidays they prefer, i.e. Christmas and Easter or Passover or Eid ul-Adha, but in order for it to be a paid holiday, you would have to get a note from your Pastor, Priest, Rabbi or Imam, saying that you actually took the time to observe the religious holiday.   Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.