I had Monday off this week. Actually, technically Tuesday was the day that my office was closed, but I swapped days so that my off-day matched my daughter's.
What holiday occurred this week, you ask? César Chávez Day!
For those of you outside of California, yes, it's a real holiday. That's not the weird part though. The weird part is that my office chose to close on César Chávez Day INSTEAD of President's Day. We worked on President's Day.
I'm as much of a latte-sippin' socialist liberal pinko as the next San Franciscan, but this surprises even me! I mean, President's Day! Isn't that day, along with the 4th of July, the main holidays that U.S. citizens should be celebrating? Although I've never understood why the Christian holidays were national holidays, I always understood about President's Day and the 4th.