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Thomas Becket Day

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Christmas and New Year are spaced inconviently - the four days between Boxing Day and New Year's Eve are a sort of dead zone. Some companies are in business during this interval because there's no legitimate reason to stay closed, but little useful work gets done.

So, I'd like to propose that we institute the national celebration of Thomas Becket Day, to commemorate his assassination on December 29th, 1170.

Assuming that the Thomas Becket Day's Eve is set aside for preparation, and that the day after Thomas Becket Day is reserved for reflection, this should fill most of the gap between Christmas and New Year.

MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 30 2014


       How about a Samuel Beckett day instead? This would naturally be in tribute to his unpublished masterpiece: "Waiting for Goddam"
xenzag, Dec 30 2014

       Unfortunately, Sam Beckett had the poor taste to die 3 days before Christmas. If he'd hung on for a week or so...
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 30 2014

       //the four days between Boxing Day and New Year's Eve are a sort of dead zone//

<DrBob suffers complete emotional breakdown upon realising that MaxwellBuchanan has now forgotten his birthday for at least 50 years in a row>
DrBob, Dec 31 2014

       Many (50) Happy Returns, [DrBob]!
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 31 2014


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