Most ridiculous holidays/national days thread

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    Ground Hog Day, especially because it's so recognized and celebrated. It's made a small town in Pennsylvania famous as well as a rodent (?) named Phil.
     
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    4/15 rubber eraser day
     
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    Today is national tell a joke day
     
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    Are you joking?
     
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    Australia has "Melbourne Cup Day" as a holiday in honor (honour?) of their Kentucky Derby equivalent horse race. It is a mid-week affair. Imagine the entire US taking a weekday off for a horse race?

    In fairness, it is only a state/bank holiday in Victoria. In NSW, while not a lawful holiday and banks are open, business effectively comes to a standstill for the day (and the day before). The ACT took a more tactful approach, and has a bank holiday that day called, "Family Day," which I guess sounds better.
     
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    Prince Kuhio Day. Because it resulted in a wasted trip to pick up concrete block from Maui Block Company who closed for it! :mad:
     
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