I mean, if you take a look at all of the other Federal holidays, they each have a purpose:
- Thanksgiving and Christmas, religious holidays;
- Martin Luther King, civil rights,
- Washington's Birthday, now President's Day, hero worship,
- Memorial Day, once Armistice Day to celebrate the end of the War of Wars, WWI, now some vague tribute to those who fell in combat,
- Independence Day, the birth of the nation,
- Labor Day, celebrating the working stiff with an "extra" day off following the traditional last week in August vacation for most factory laborers. Now, another vague holiday that almost no one knows the meaning of,
- Columbus Day, celebrating the guy who didn't discover America,
- Veteran's Day, another military salute (it always seemed to me that the veterans should have the day off while everyone else worked),
- And lastly, New Year's Day. A day off in celebration of the drunks who were late, hung over, or missed the day of work altogether from imbibing too much the night before. Of course, it is now intrenched as the day to watch college football and not really a holiday at all since everything except government offices and banks are open for business.
How about I Don't Give A Shit Day? It could be on April 1st, April Fools Day. The weather should be nice across most of the nation and it would be a good excuse for all kinds of parties with April Fools pranks and tricks. A party simply for the sake of partying.
Sounds right to me.