Create a New National Holiday for International Women's Day In March
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I've had this idea for years, and this year it really seems more important than ever. International Women's Day, when it falls on a weekday sometimes gets lost in our busy calendars. As well, around this time of year, some of us have a hard adjustment to the time change when we switch to Daylight savings time and lose an hour. Why not kills two birds with one stone? Move International Women's day to the Monday after the time change.
In the current climate, it is crucial for women's issues to be discussed and put in the spotlight. Although International Women's Day is already on the calendar, It will be a more powerful vehicle to highlight concerns if the commemoration is connected to a weekend - and it is a national holiday. The Monday AFTER the time change to Daylight Savings Time is the perfect time. It gives people an extra day to adjust to the shift. It would help mom's (and dad's) -as young children have a particularly tough time of adjusting.
This would give us an additional long weekend between President's day and Memorial day. We could all use an additional holiday, as we are wired around the clock.
In the current climate, it is crucial for women's issues to be discussed and put in the spotlight. Most importantly, a long weekend would allow more time for a full array of programs by and for women and their family and friends.
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