Why Isn’t Thanksgiving Day a two day holiday?

Think of all the fuss, all the travel, all the money spent.  So much effort goes into Thanksgiving Day, the most special, family oriented holiday here in the United States.  And, then we must return to work the following day.

When I was in the military, the day after Thanksgiving Day was Family Day and we were “off.”  What a wonderful concept! And, I’m fortunate, in my current position, the work site is closed after Thanksgiving Day.  It’s the way things SHOULD BE.

Who needs to celebrate Columbus Day?  I bet, if Americans were given an option – Columbus Day or the day after Thanksgiving Day off – I’m certain the VAST MAJORITY of Americans would vote for the latter.  It would be like in the United Kingdom, where they have Christmas and the day after Christmas (Boxing Day) off as national holidays.

And retailers would love the fact that Black Friday would be a national holiday.

So what do you think?

Meanwhile, have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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