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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 08:36 am
So there's been motions to stop Australia Day being a public holiday or, really, any kind of celebration.

I am all behind it. Partly for the same reasons as Columbus Day in the US, partly because we have clusters of public holidays in our calendar: 2 days at Christmas, 1 day at New Year, Australia Day in late January, just before school goes back. Then we have the Easter Long Weekend, which usually comes very close to ANZAC Day on the 25th April (kind of like the US Memorial Day, I guess), and then the Queen's B'Day holiday in June.

And then nothing - NOTHING - through the long, chilly, short-dayed winter, until the October long weekend.

Basically, we have too many public holidays in January, and I think we need one to break up the monotony of winter and I don't see why Australia Day can't be sacrificed (apart from white people tears).

There's an actual movement (petition, what have you) to get it switched to May 8 ("Maaaaay-eight! MAAAAAATE!") but eh, we don't actually need another holiday in the Easter-ANZAC-Queen's b'day stretch.

We need one in midwinter. Preferably right around the start of August so it's nicely balanced between the Queen's b'day weekend, and the October Long Weekend.

This post was brought to you by the realisation that it will be four months before we have another public holiday. FOUR MONTHS.



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