It seems like every day is some kind of holiday in the United States , whether it be Memorial Day , which is considered the unofficial first day of Summer , Labor Day , which is considered the unofficial last day of Summer , or even President’s Day , which if you’re of a certain age, was really two holidays , Lincoln ‘ s Birthday and George Washington’s Birthday .
We even have Columbus Day and Martin Luther King ‘ s Birthday as holidays also .
Need we even mention July 4th with all those fireworks that seem to go on before and AFTER July 4th ?
Some people want to carry it a little bit too far and make Super Bowl Sunday a holiday here in the country also .
Don’t get me wrong , I love watching the game and not for all those commercials and the halftime show that seems to go on forever , but let’s not get carried away here, folks .
Super Bowl Sunday isn’t nor should it be considered a holiday .
When I was growing up , I wasn’t one of those children who couldn’t wait for Christmas just to see what I would get from Santa Claus .
Christmas still isn’t my favorite holiday .
Thanksgiving also isn’t my favorite holiday.
It was just another day to get with the family , stuff our faces and watch a lot of football .
That hasn’t changed , although instead of giving thanks , stuffing my face with a lot of food, and watching football with the family , I go over to a girlfriend’s house to do the same thing .
Then, as now, January 1st , New Year’s Day will ALWAYS be my favorite holiday .
Forget about the fact that everybody and their mama seems to have celebrated just a little bit too much the night before , at the time , I was too young to understand why folks would do this to themselves on this one particular day.
Now that I’m older, I’ve turned into one of those people who I wondered about when I was younger .
January 1st not only meant the start of a new year and new cities to explore on your own 30 Plus Teams Tour , but on a personal note , it’s 28 days away from my birthday !
( Yeah, it’s all about me, don’t judge.)
There’s still college football games to watch on TV , but not as many now as there was when I was growing up .
Of course , besides that Mimosa that you were having , you had to watch the Tournament of Roses Parade and check out all the floats decorated with , what else?
Lots of roses of every color .
But now, January 1st means another sporting event for me to enjoy.
The National Hockey League has their annual outdoor game called The Winter Classic , which for the past couple of years has been held every January 1st .
Some things just haven’t changed on my favorite holiday .