Ah! Quiet Today - Columbus Day in the US

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Old 10-12-2009
Ah! Quiet Today - Columbus Day in the US

October 12, 2009, Columbus Day (a national/federal holiday) in the US.

That's why a bit slower today than normal, for a Monday Smilie
# 2  
Old 10-12-2009
Also a national holiday in Japan: Health and Sports Day (taiiku no hi)
# 3  
Old 10-12-2009
Ah! That also helps explain it.

Japan is now our third single largest country in terms of visitors (behind the US and India).
  1. US
  2. India
  3. Japan
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. UK
  7. Brazil
  8. Italy
  9. Canada
  10. Spain

Tokyo is the single largest city, in terms of visits to this site, BTW, in this order:
  1. Tokyo
  2. Bangalore
  3. London
  4. New York
  5. Paris
  6. Chennai
  7. Bangkok
  8. Madrid
  9. Sao Paulo
  10. Singapore

(based on Sept 2009 stats)
# 4  
Old 10-12-2009
I believe it is also national day in Spain, but I'm not sure if it is a holiday or not.
# 5  
Old 10-12-2009
As well as Canada: Thanksgiving day.
# 6  
Old 10-16-2009
Well it's not a public holiday in the UK (I'm stuck in work, grrr) but completely coincidentally I mentioned Mr Columbus in my weekly story this Friday - what are the odds?

---------- Post updated at 14:23 ---------- Previous update was at 13:48 ----------

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They're just silly short stories. I'm not making any money out of them. Some folk find them amusing, it's Friday, I thought I'd post them. So shoot me :-)
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Old 10-16-2009
Since Obama has kinda root access now, can't it be changed to Leif Eriksson day since the Vikings were earlier than Columbus? Smilie

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