The Distain and former Minister of Culture, Dame Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN, has proposed elimination of some of Talossa's public holidays and moving the dates of others.  Calling Off-with-Their-Heads Day (28th of February) and the Holiday of Hatred (1st of May) the "symptoms of the rage-filled pathology of ex-King Robert I," Schivâ suggested that they be eliminated, in addition to Victory Day (4th of November), Penguin Awareness Day (20th of January), and Squirrel Appreciation Day (21st of January).  She further proposed moving Monarchy Day to the 2nd of July and Democracy Day to the 11th of September, citing in the latter case that the "murderous attacks on that day were attacks on democracy."  The proposal met with widespread disagreement on most fronts, but universal agreement that, at minimum, the name of the Holiday of Hatred should be changed.  Minister of Immigration Ián B. Anglatzarâ suggested the alternative name "Flag Day," in keeping with the origin of the Holiday of Hatred but without the emotional nomenclature.

The proposal was part of an official consultation on the matter for the public.  She suggested during the proceedings that the holidays had been "ignored in pre-Revolutionary Talossa," and that their observance had only begun during the subsequent decade of Talossan history.  She said, "I want to make it clear exactly to what extent the Government is 'required' to follow these mostly-bogus traditions."

The initiative appears to stem from public criticism of the Government by the minority RUMP party, which asked why the Government had been ignoring every single public holiday since it came into office.  At press time, the discussion was unresolved.


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