Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Happy Darwin Day!
Today is the 205th birthday of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. Since they've mostly stopped recognizing Lincoln on the 12th and instead have Presidents' Day on the 17th (or 3rd Monday in February), and in many places have included the 14th (or 2nd Friday) in order to make it a four-day commercial success, why not recognize Charles Darwin for giving some of us a greater understanding of our origins by having the holiday on the 10th (or, 2nd Monday)? To continue the evolution of holidays, we could then celebrate Easter on the first Monday after Lent. I'll bet sales of chocolate eggs and bunnies would soar.