I have often thought the concept of Easter Monday was kind of strange.  You 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 that’s fair; people ought to be thankful for Easter, if only for the extra long weekend. Last week 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 May’s Victoria Day and too late for February’s Heritage Day. And then I realized that it was the faux holiday of Easter Monday.

It seems 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 al-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.  Seems fair to me.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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