As you know, today is April 22nd.
Happy Earth Day.
But wait. It's Easter Weekend.
HOW DARE WE CELEBRATE EARTH DAY ON EASTER WEEKEND???
Do you remember my post on how this town completely shuts down on Sundays? Well, apparently we are supposed to do the same thing for "The Holy Weekend." Because today is both Earth Day and Good Friday, there is some conflict here, especially with the over-religious masses in town.
|Seriously, you folks will protest anything...|
"Why are you having Earth Day on Easter Weekend?"
"You should move Earth Day. Celebrate it next week."
Some are even calling it a pagan holiday. Really? REALLY?
Then again, this is the same town who refused to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th last year, because it fell on a Sunday.
The backstory there is one of the largest business owners and philanthropists in town is a devout Mormon. His political influence in this town is almost endless. I won't name the business here (because he'll find me and whack me, mobster-style) but even the town's local minor-league baseball stadium is named in his honor.
His business sponsors the local fireworks show. He refused to do it on Sunday, and used his influence to try to pressure everyone into celebrating on Saturday. Not just major businesses and fireworks shows. Many shows last year were on a Saturday just because. No, he tried to convince everyone to celebrate Saturday. Have your barbeques, light off your own small fireworks, etc.on Saturday, to keep Sunday holy.
Sometimes this town just flat-out cracks me up. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll be celebrating my pagan holiday.