...or holidays that don't exist but should.
LAGFAW Day stands for, 'Let's All Go For A Walk'. It would be a holiday on which people who don't usually get to march in a parade have a parade of their own.
Here's how it could work.
The parade begins with a usual police car flashing red and blue lights. Behind the car is the color guard. This is a large contingent of dry cleaners. They carry long poles with colorful garments fastened on top and toss them around with great skill like Renaissance flag wavers.
Behind the dry cleaners come the dog walkers. The unit is led by a line of Neapolitan mastiffs carrying baskets of flowers in their soft mouths. It's a wonderful sight. Dogs of all sizes, shapes and colors strut their stuff. We
see Italian greyhounds walking in the shade of great danes. A group of French bulldogs and their handlers are dressed as lions.
Next come the grocery shoppers. They have carts filled with ethnic goodies and are decorated with national flags of the cuisines they represent. Wonderful scents of cured meat, cured fish and spices fill the air.
Most of the music for the LAGFAW parade will be provided by the spectators. The audience for this parade would be largely composed of uniformed marching bands who would play on the sidewalks as the parade passes by. Other spectators would include beauty queens with their courts, scout troops and ethnic performing ensembles.
There would also be music within the parade. Get the street musicians together on the back of a truck. We could have the kid who plays the sitar outside the ice cream shop and the older Chinese man who plays outside the bookshop. Let's also get the guy who plays the steel drum and the guy who plays the bagpipes in the park. To round out the ensemble let's add the young man who's pretty darn good on the trumpet.
depending on where you live there could be many more units in the LAGFAW parade. There could also be many other holidays that aren't celebrated but should be observed.
Let's have a bit of fun thinking and talking about these things.