Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Monday

Today is Easter in NC...ever hear of that. used to be called Easter Monday and we folks in NC always had that day off as a holiday...while everyone else in the nation celebrated Good Friday. Finally, NC changed and we now celebrate Good Friday like every one else.

According to Wikipedia....
The Easter Monday holiday in North Carolina stemmed from the tradition in the early 20th century of state government workers taking the day off to attend the annual baseball game between North Carolina State College (Now NC State University) and nearby Wake Forest College (now Wake Forest University and moved to Winston-Salem, NC). The holiday was enacted in 1935 and remained until 1988, when the official state holiday was moved to Good Friday to match the rest of the nation.

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