I still experience a sense of astonishment that my current job offers paid holidays — and this year they’ve increased them from 10 to 11 paid days, which is even more astonishing. (But awesome!)
But it seems very poorly timed to have eight of those days fall within just a five month span (October through February). That leaves seven months in the middle with just three paid holidays!
And I realize that the paid holiday schedule is just following (loosely) the US federal holidays, which got me wondering about why those holidays are the way they are.
I mean, I didn’t find any actual information about it (at a guess, winter is depressing? fewer farming chores leave more time for social gatherings?), but I did think about it.
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