April 29th is a holiday here in the UK. And while we fully support the concept of being paid not to go into work on a Friday in spring, we also find it slightly odd that the reason for this holiday is that a couple of complete strangers who have no impact whatsoever on my life (other than arranging this free vacation on my behalf) are getting married.
I am not one of these republicans who wants to be rid of the royal family. But neither am I a monarchist. I believe that the current system works — no need to change it — but that this functionality has little to do with the royal family. And a public holiday because a public figure is getting married seems a bit farcical.
So, for those of you who agree with me — and staunch republicans, I suppose — I propose that we declare Friday April 29th, 2011, to be Super-awesome Unicorn Day!
We will celebrate unicorns, rainbows, and everything wonderful.
Mostly, this will mean shouting “UNICORNS!”
Who is with me?