Timeline – 2006 Part 4

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, July 30, 2006.

In this charming Sunday page, Dot has written the backstory for a new holiday. Likely inspired by Disney’s “Little Mermaid,” she created a legend where the Great Mermaid brings presents to kids all over the world inside a giant whale.  This happens every year on the first Sunday of August.

There is a stretch of months between the spring and the fall when there are no gift-receiving opportunities for kids.  We thought it would be fun to invent “Aquafest” to fill this void.

Here is a list of all the major annual holidays.

2019 Federal holidays:

New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1

Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.: Monday, January 21

Birthday of George Washington (President’s Day): Monday, February 18

Memorial Day: Monday, May 27

Independence Day: Thursday, July 4

Labor Day: Monday, September 2

Columbus Day: Monday, October 14

Veterans Day: Monday, November 11

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 28

Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25

Other important holidays to note that you don’t get off for:

Groundhog Day: Saturday, February 2

Valentine’s Day: Thursday, February 14

Saint Patrick’s Day: Sunday, March 17

Tax Day: Monday, April 15

Good Friday: Friday, April 19

Easter: Sunday, April 21

Cinco de Mayo: Sunday, May 5

Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 12

Father’s Day: Sunday, June 16

Halloween: Thursday, October 31

Black Friday: Friday, November 29

Come back next week for another classic episode from 2006.

– Brian Walker