Saturday, March 13, 2010

Why Australian Public Holidays are teh best.

There’s the Queen’s Birthday in June (which is not actually the current or any past Queen of England’s birthday), Family and Community Day in the ACT in September, Eight Hours Day in Tasmania in March, Picnic Day in the Northern Territories in August and yesterday’s Adelaide Cup Day. A day off for a horse race. I’d compare it to having a day off for the Kentucky Derby, but the Adelaide Cup isn’t that big. It’s more like having a day off for some stakes race at Pimlico.
Whatever, I’ll take it. There’s nothing better than a long weekend and the resulting short work week.
We usually even have good weather to go with the day off.

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