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We get a public holiday tomorrow for a horse race, how awesome is that?

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Aussie Cowboy, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Aussie Cowboy

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  2. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    We'll be asleep during most of your holiday.
     
  3. Aussie Cowboy

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    Me too!

    The whole idea is ludicrous but who am I to complain about getting a day off for a 2 mile horse race. Are there any similar in state type of public holidays like this in the U.S or anywhere else for that matter?
     
  4. Aikbach

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    Bank holidays that only govt employees get tend to tick us off, but we have a few. Super Bowl Sunday is the closest thing to a sporting holiday we recognize nationally.
     
  5. Aussie Cowboy

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    Only thing with that Aikbach is that Superbowl is on a Sunday ie. weekend when most of us enjoy the day off anyway, the Melbourne Cup is always on the first Tuesday in November ie. a day off during the working week. It's a tradition that I hope is with us for many years to come.
     
  6. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that's why said closest thing to a holiday. We are workaholics.
     

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