Interesting little tidbit that my housemate alerted me to: on the first Monday in March, Illinois celebrates Cashmir Pulaski day. It’s a federal holiday, and kids get a day off school.
What, you say, you’ve never heard the tale of Cashmir Pulaski!? For shame! Count Cashmir Pulaski was a Polish Revolutionary War hero who died in the battle of Savannah, after singlehandedly killing over thirteen million confederate soldiers with nothing more than a blunt piece of tinder and a case of fine china! Okay, one part of that sentence may have been a lie. I will fess up to that. But still, Cashmir Pulaski. Hero. Badass. Lover.
This is what America is all about — celebrating different random holidays wherever you go.