The word holiday is an Old English word, haligdæg meaning holy day, consecrated day, religious anniversary; Sabbath. By the 1300s, the word took on the meaning of day of exemption from labor and recreation because of it being a religious day of importance.

Over the years, Congress has passed bills that have have become enacted into law by presidents, which have decreed what are commonly known as federal holidays or national holidays.  From the Office of Personnel Management, are the federal holidays:

  • New Year's Day (January 1)
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Third Monday in January)
  • Washington's Birthday (Third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
  • Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)
Americans should ask themselves why are we holding these days in reverence and not others? If you ask me, many of the federal holidays are wrong.

 Columbus, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Labor

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Columbus Day and Labor Day were created as days of appeasement to special-interest struggle groups. Such days exemplify what has been wrong with the USA for a century now. Those holidays are highly divisive and should be stricken from the books straightaway.

Columbus Day came to be after relentless pressure by the Knights of Columbus and their push for Catholic recognition in the highly Protestant USA. As a de jure holiday, Columbus Day is a de facto Italian-American day.  As it is, U.S. citizens in the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, South Dakota, and Vermont do not recognize Columbus Day at all.

Christopher Columbus had nothing to do with the founding of British Colonial America nor the United States. Columbus never even set foot on North America. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day came to be after relentless pressure by black struggle groups. Much like Columbus Day being a day for Italian racism, MLK, Jr. Day is an expression of pro-black racism.

The push for MLK, Jr. day began when Congressman John Conyers Jr. of Michigan introduced a bill in 1968 to make King's birthday a federal holiday. Eight years later, then President Jimmy Carter vowed to to make day for MLK, Jr. into law.

By 1983 a second bill to make a MLK, Jr day faced a fight in the U.S. Senate where Sentors John P. East and Jesse Helms of North Carolina denounced the bill because King was a known communist and a philanderer. In spite of their efforts, the bill passed both chambers and Republican President Ronald Reagan signed the bill into law enacting Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Labor Day arose from agitation by the unionized socialist-leaning labor movement. It has been suggested Matthew Maguire proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York.

By 1884, the Central Labor Union agitated for labor organizations in other cities to celebrate a "workingmen's holiday" on  the first Monday in September. By 1885, organized labor in major cities celebrated the day. By 1909 agitation for a nationwide holiday began in earnest.

Toward Americanism Holidays

What Americans — those who can trace their ancestry to British Colonial America — and more importantly U.S. citizens who are not Americans need are holidays that unify U.S. citizens around what I call Americanism.  Thus, I propose these as what should be our national holidays.

Further, I propose the end to three-day weekend holidays. Americans should celebrate all of our holidays on the dates upon which the days fall. Solemn days should halt the lives of all and force all to give thought to why the day exists.

Memorial Day: April 19, 1775

Currently, Americans and U.S. citizens have a Memorial Day. Congress decreed Memorial Day to be held on the last Monday of May.  

In a rather thoughtless and tacky decision, in 1971, the crass Congress moved Memorial Day from its traditional May 30th date to the last Monday in May specifically to create a convenient three-day weekend. Nothing says reverence for your dead who sacrificed their lives than creating a three-day weekend for workers to go shopping and layabout, does it?

So why should we move the date? The first American lives were lost at the Battles of Lexington and Concord both of which were fought on  April 19, 1775. These battles began the War for Independence by the ancestors of Americans.

In my version of the holiday, broadcast TV, cable TV and radio would be silenced from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM, so that Americans and U.S. citizens could be nudged into reflection.

Founding Day: May 14, 1607

On this day, British Colonial America began with the first permanent settlement in what became Jamestown in the Colony of Virginia.

Americans can trace the origin of the United States all the way back to the first settlement of the brethren of our ancestors. Without the success of Jamestown, there might not have been a British Colonial America (BCA). Without BCA, there would not have been colonists who came to see themselves as Americans and who came to see a need to create a USA based on Americanism and upon a rejection of Europeanism.

Veterans Day: June 14, 1775

On this day, the Second Continental Congress established the Continental Army for purposes of common defense, adopting the forces already in place outside Boston and New York. It also raised the first ten companies of Continental troops on a one-year enlistment, riflemen from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.

Even our United States Army officials consider this date the birthday of the U.S. Army. What better day to commemorate those who volunteer to serve in the military than upon the day that our ancestors founded an army of volunteers?

Yet, today, Americans and U.S. citizens acknowledge veterans on November 11, which is Remembrance Day, the day to memorialize soldiers who died in World War 1. Our friends the Canadians, the British, the Kiwis and the Aussies have Remembrance Day.

I am not opposed for Americans and U.S. citizens to have Remembrance Day to acknowledge specifically the horrible needless loss of life of Americans in World War One, a war into which the idiot globalist and wartime tyrant Woodrow Wilson dragged Americans.

Constitution Day: June 21, 1788

On this day, the Constitution becomes the official governing document of the United States of America when the New Hampshire legislature becomes the ninth of thirteen states to ratify.

The Constitution and its brilliance are why the USA is still standing as it is 230 years later. 

Reunion Day: August 20, 1866

On this day, President Andrew Johnson signed a proclamation, which declared the War Between the States over.

It cited the end of the insurrection in Texas, and declared

... that the insurrection which heretofore existed in the State of Texas is at an end and is to be henceforth so regarded in that State as in the other States before named in which the said insurrection was proclaimed to be at an end by the aforesaid proclamation of the 2d day of April, 1866. 
And I do further proclaim that the said insurrection is at an end and that peace, order, tranquillity, and civil authority now exist in and throughout the whole of the United States of America.
The reunion of the northern states and the southern states after the Civil War should still amaze everyone.  Over 655,000 lost their lives in the War Between the States.

Victory Day: October 19, 1781

On this day, British General Charles Cornwallis formally surrenders 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, bringing victory to Americans in the War for Independence.

Bill of Rights Day: December 15, 1791

On this day, the Bill of Rights as the first 10 amendments are known become part of the Constitution.

These amendments impose duties upon Congress never to infringe upon the natural rights of Americans as codified therein —

  • the natural right to speak freely against government
  • the natural right to defend oneself against tyranny by owning weapons of arms (guns, knives, spears, bows and arrows) and to freely and openly carry such arms about
  • the natural right to assemble freely
  • the natural right to worship God as one sees fit
  • the natural right to refuse housing government soldiers
  • the natural right to do as one sees fit in the absense of laws of Congress or of one's state

These amendments also impose duties upon Congress never to infringe upon legal rights —

  • the legal right to a fair trial
  • the legal right not to be tried repeatedly for the same crime

What about Washington's Birthday, New Years Day and Independence Day?

Washington's Birthday

Sadly, Americans do not celebrate Washington's birthday anymore even though it is a federal holiday. Sadder still that Washington's birthday is not held on his birthday but is held on the third Monday in February so that a bloated federal workforce can enjoy a three-day weekend.  And well, when the executive branch of the federal government closes, banks close and when banks close, businesses close.

Most Americans believe, wrongly that Washington's birthday is Presidents day. And sadder still, crass commercial interests have turned Washington cum Presidents Day into a sale-a-bration!

To this day, all recognize George Washington with the title the Father of the Country, affectionately. Yet, House members, Senators and Presidents have ignored the father's sagely advice through much of the last 120 years.

In his farewell address at the end of his second term as president when he quit being president, voluntarily, Washington advised Americans not to become involved in military alliances and trade deals of reciprocity.

Yet, today, Congress still has the U.S. involved in NATO and still has the U.S. saddled with trade deals of reciprocity, which today, deceptively, all call Free Trade Agreements.

The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop. Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none; or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities. 
Our detached and distant situation invites and enables us to pursue a different course. If we remain one people under an efficient government. the period is not far off when we may defy material injury from external annoyance; when we may take such an attitude as will cause the neutrality we may at any time resolve upon to be scrupulously respected; when belligerent nations, under the impossibility of making acquisitions upon us, will not lightly hazard the giving us provocation; when we may choose peace or war, as our interest, guided by justice, shall counsel. 
Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation? Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor or caprice? 
It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world; so far, I mean, as we are now at liberty to do it; for let me not be understood as capable of patronizing infidelity to existing engagements. I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy. I repeat it, therefore, let those engagements be observed in their genuine sense. But, in my opinion, it is unnecessary and would be unwise to extend them. 
Taking care always to keep ourselves by suitable establishments on a respectable defensive posture, we may safely trust to temporary alliances for extraordinary emergencies. 
Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations, are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest. But even our commercial policy should hold an equal and impartial hand; neither seeking nor granting exclusive favors or preferences; consulting the natural course of things; diffusing and diversifying by gentle means the streams of commerce, but forcing nothing; establishing (with powers so disposed, in order to give trade a stable course, to define the rights of our merchants, and to enable the government to support them) conventional rules of intercourse, the best that present circumstances and mutual opinion will permit, but temporary, and liable to be from time to time abandoned or varied, as experience and circumstances shall dictate; constantly keeping in view that it is folly in one nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that, by such acceptance, it may place itself in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favors, and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more. There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion, which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard. ~ George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796
Since none have followed Washington's sage advice and since no one even recognizes the holiday as Washington's birthday, I favor restoring his day on his birthday and mandating that his farewell address be read by school children every year beginning in grade five.

The goals of holidays should be to force unionized public educators to talk about the days with students. It is so unlikely that a requirement exists for school children to read Washington's farewell address.

New Years Day

While alcoholics as well as rare drinkers might lament the loss of New Years Day, it seems rather pagan to worship a meaningless day. Americans start every year as bums, not working, not being productive.

A country with a people who have pluck, get-up-and-go should attack the first day of the year with gusto as they should attack the start of a new day. I favor jettisoning it for the days, which I have proposed. 

Independence Day

The day would stay. The Declaration of Independence forms part of the bedrock of Americanism. Sadly, public school children do not learn much about it, especially the work Jefferson published two years before upon which he based the Declaration of Independence. 

Public school children never learn that Jefferson meant that all British men are created equal. Jefferson never believed that all males from all races were equal.

What about Thanksgiving, and Christmas?

Much to the ire of atheists, the lament of Jews and infidel complaints of the few Mohammadans who reside in the U.S. currently — and for that we should rejoice every day — I would keep both Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

In spite of relentless attacks by many, the United States came into being because of Anglo-Protestant Christians (see below).  As well, according to the Pew Research Center, Americans and U.S. citizens overwhelmingly are Christians (71%).

As to Thanksgiving, I would fix the date to the 26th of November as President Washington had done on October 3, 1789:

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness." 
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best. 
Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

Rival Ethics and a Lack of Unity Are Destroying the USA and Lead to an Unhappy Nation

Anglo-Protestants founded British Colonial America. It was their immediate descendants who created the United States of America. They did so from Anglo-Protestant minds and upon Anglo-Protestant ethics. What made the United States great from its start and led to the ascendancy of the USA is the Anglo-Protestant way of living. 

The long decline of the USA began with a flood of European immigrants between 1870 and 1910. Southern and southeastern European Catholics along with eastern European Jews brought their rival ethics and rival ways of living. They brought their Catholic ethics and their Jew ethics. And they brought with them, Europeanism.

Their descendants have worked hard to transform the USA to their ways since the 1950s. Their efforts were slow-going at first, but have accelerated since the 1960s and have hit a temporary peak through the Obama presidency.

The mix of ethics in the USA today, mostly the liberal progressive ethics of Ashkenazi Jews, which bleed through Hollywood entertainment, have led Americans and U.S. citizens down a path of permissiveness that has given rise to tolerance for nation-destroying illegal aliens, sexual perversions, lifetime welfare dependency, and the cosmopolitanism of Europeanism.

Some might decry the foregoing but consider that before the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, there had not been a Protestant on the Supreme Court bench in years. Before the mid-20th century, Protestants dominated the USSC. There is something wrong with having Catholics and Jews ruling with Catholic and Jew ethics layered atop a foundation of law devised from Protestant ethics of a race of North Sea Germanic people.

Protestants of the 20th century are not innocent. Though indisputably that Protestant Christians founded and devised USA, heavy Catholic immigration pulled mainline Protestant churches leftward. Protestants surrendered their beliefs as they lurched leftward in the battle for customers.

It is likely that had Catholic ethnic whites and Jews never came to the USA, the USA to this day would not be a distorted, perverted mess, fast headed toward Europeanism. Instead, Americans would still be living under a mono-culture.