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Holidays (vacations) in the US vs Australia - It Started In LA
It’s true, there’s an ulterior motive to this post and the timing is no accident. What’s the difference in holidays (vacations) in the US vs Australia? I’ll tell you want the difference is–long weekends. They are conspicuous by their absence. Easter long weekend I’ve talked before about the differences between Australia and the US when it comes to Easter. And, if I’m to expose myself this is precisely the reason for this post today. I get extremely homesick at this time of year. You see in Australia Easter is a thing–a very big sacred thing. An ode to a long weekend sacred. We Aussies love our long weekends and Easter is the penultimate long weekend. Yep, it’s our longest legitimate time off work with Good Friday and Easter Monday recognised as sacred days. And, on Good Friday really nothing much is open. I remember when I was growing up nightclubs would turn on their lights at midnight Easter Thursday and we’d all have to go home as they had to close up their doors until the same time Saturday morning. Many pubs weren’t even open. Shops definitely weren’t open and you could barely even get a corner store open. Easter …