Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Holiday economics

The previous administration used to implement several 3 day weekends. Holidays were adjusted to coincide either on Fridays or Mondays. So while it was good for families to have a weekend break, I wasn't in favor of this scheme.

The fact is that most people would forget the exact date as well as the relevance of that holiday. Actually, I once overheard our neighbor's kid saying he was glad there were no classes. Yet when he was quizzed why, he just openly declared because it was a 3 day weekend. It certainly isn't a good thing for our future generation to have no idea about the historical significance of a holiday.

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