Also, yes, Halloween has pagan roots, just like every other holiday that has been stolen by Christians over the years, very much including Christmas and Easter. Halloween was stolen in much the same way, even if contemporary American protestants are usually ignorant of this fact. Don't believe me? Read this Catholic website on the subject.
Much of what people "think" is our country's roots in Christianity is really the knee jerk reaction to Communism after World War II.
April 15th - Titanic Remembrance day (though it would be confused with Tax day)
March 14th - National Pi day
and of course the all important September 19th - Talk like a pirate day.
Passover would be similar to Easter. Of course Passover is 8 days, so it would be "BEGINNING on the first full moon after the spring equinox" - which is confusing because hardly anyone in America knows it's more than one day. Every other holiday is determined by when Passover falls on the basis of a lunar calendar. Rosh Hashannah is the new moon and the next day before OR after the autumn equinox - this year before. Yom Kippur is the 9th day after that new moon.
Muslim holidays are even harder, since they are on a lunar calendar that does not adjust to the solar calendar (unlike the Jewish one). The month of Ramadan can be any time of year - and all their holidays are the same.
By the way, MLK Day rarely coincides with King's birthday, and Columbus Day rarely coincides with the day that Columbus landed in the Americas.
joking obviously, but pretty sure some wouldnt have caught that. Since there are actual discussions about colombia columbia.
Unlike those other days, though, a large percentage of people aren't doing anything special on Veteran's Day, it seems to many more like the holidays that can be any day within a seven day period, such as Labor Day, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, etc. And they get surprised when Veteran's Day is a mid-week day off, which Labor Day, Memorial Day, etc. never are.
"Lighthouses are more useful than churches"--Benjamin Franklin
"Christian philosophy [is the] most perverted system ever shone on man" - Thomas Jefferson
"I have examined all the known superstitions of the world and do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature" -Thomas Jefferson
"all churches ... appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind" - Thomas Paine
"This would be the best of all possible worlds if there were no religions in it" - John Adams
Meanwhile it would be nice if American Christians would stop voting for candidates who are the living antithesis of everything they are supposed to be about. If they were, you know, more about helping the poor, turning the other cheek, not starting wars, being good shepherds of the Earth, loving their neighbors and being good samaritans, instead of... casting the first stone at "sinners," hating gays, hating foreigners, or just beating Democrats just 'cause, that would be nice.
As a full-blooded pirate, I am offended that "National Talk Like A Pirate Day" was not included on this quiz. If I ever find out where this quiz-maker lives, I will plunder their home, abscond with the ill-gotten booty and bury it on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean.
Since he was arrested by the Roman soldiers shortly after celebrating the Passover Dinner, that would have taken place in late March or early April. Counting six months from March takes you to September and counting six months from April takes you to October. So Jesus was born in either September or October, not December.
Wait, is flag day even real? Is it for all flags? I'm picturing a very colourful cerebration with the streets filled with people waving their flag of choice.