Patriots’ Day

It’s okay that the dates of Easter and Passover float around, since nobody knows when (or if) they really happened. But although three-day weekends are great, it just doesn’t seem right to me that Martin Luther King Jr. and George Washington always have to be born on a Monday; and that the Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought after the switch to the Gregorian calendar (so they really did happen on April 19), now get celebrated (albeit with the exciting Boston Marathon, which people probably need a weekend to get ready for) on a different day.

But we should all look up to Massachusetts – after all, they’ve led the way on marriage equality and universal health care. So I say they deserve their own holiday, even though they moved it to a Monday.

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