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Presidential Inauguration Days Should Be Public (Ideally Paid) Holidays.

by Anura Guruge


I had NOT really thought about this till today. We all watched about an hour of it, LIVE, from around 11:30am onwards. So, saw the swearing ins, readings & performances. It was uplifting & inspirational. Made sure that the 14-year old saw it. She is remote-school & she didn’t have any classes around that time. I asked her if the teachers had mentioned about watching the inauguration. NO.

I think it should be a holiday. Only happens every 4-years.

When things have settled down I will write to President Biden & my good senators. Get a feeling that Biden might warm to the idea. I am sure he will feature again, as the President, at the next inaugural. SMILE.


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Last Time Thanksgiving Fell On November 22nd As It Does This Year.

by Anura Guruge


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Not that long ago. In 2012. 6-years ago.
You may remember it.


November 22 is the EARLIEST the 4th Thursday can fall.

Bear that in mind.


The first time Thanksgiving fell on November 22 as of 1900 was 1945.


U.S. Thanksgiving has NOT always been on
the 4th Thursday of November.

It used to be on the LAST Thursday of November.

You can have 5 Thursdays in November,
as was the case 2012 & back in 1939.

The 4th Thursday in November
was made a Federal Holiday in 1942.

So, Thanksgiving on the 4th Thursday
is but 76-years old.


Next November 22 Thanksgiving is in 11-years time; i.e., 2029.


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When Thanksgiving Has Fallen, November 22 To 28, 1942 – 2017; November 23 In 2017.

by Anura Guruge


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U.S. Thanksgiving has NOT always been on
the 4th Thursday of November.

It used to be on the LAST Thursday of November.

You can have 5 Thursdays in November,
as was the case 2012 & back in 1939.

The 4th Thursday in November
was made a Federal Holiday in 1942.

So, Thanksgiving on the 4th Thursday
is but 76-years old.


This year Thanksgiving is on November 23.

It was last on November 23 in 2006 and before that 2000.

The 11-year gap, is atypical BUT part of the pattern — as is the case with when a given date falls on a particular day. The ’11’ having to do with leap years and the 7-days in a week. Other than the 11-year gap, which typically occurs every 4-years, the usual gap is either 5 or 6. You can clearly see that in the first image.

The second image shows what I call the ‘ebb and flow’ of how the dates CYCLE through November 22 to November 28. Kind of mesmerizing — at least to I.


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