quote:Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen The holiday has taken on a spirit all it's own in many places..far beyond a local or regional celebration. Schools close in L A and many other SoCal districts...and 1/2 day sessions are common too. I am supprised the the 400,0000 Korean-origin folks in the Metro L A area don't demand a holiday. The Chinese new Year is approaching "legality" as a recognized day off. It extends far beyond the celebrations status, it is a sign of political power for an ethnic group to "impose" (my concept) it's mark on the daily life of All Americans. This to me is one more example of the demise of the "Melting Pot Assimulation" concept that was the basis for all immigration for two centuries and has now been replaced by the Moasic of many cultures sharing space. Don't forget that Pioneer Day is a holiday in Utah- July 24th. Not just a party-day, an official holiday! I am waiting for the next group to assign a day to it's special event....and another, and another. The sooner we fill the 365 day list the better we will all be.
quote:Originally posted by renfrew Yeah Juneteenth must be a texas thing, I certainly never heard of that. You would think the holiday would get a better mexican beer sponsor than Corona though!