Patriot Day? 4 Truly Orwellian Holidays On the Books
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Speaking of America's other darkest hour, Berkeley, California, led the way in officially changing Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day, now celebrated by various tribal governments. Others, sensing the problem with having a long weekend dedicated to the father of a genocide, have renamed the day "Italian Heritage Day" or stopped celebrating it at all. I say: keep the long weekend, mandate that it be used to honor those whose stolen land we stand on.
AlterNet readers, do you know of any other offensive, Orwellian, or just plain weird holidays celebrated in your region? Which holidays should be honored but aren't? Sound off in comments.