Friday, January 16, 2009

Who knew?!

Apparently, January 16 - today - is "Religious Freedom Day." Who has ever even heard of this commemorative holiday, let alone acknowledged it in some way?

I can't really figure out for certain when it started, or how regularly or long it has been going on, but it has been many years now, it seems... at least since the enactment of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 1993. (Had you heard of this, either, I ask you?!)

Religious Freedom Day is generally acknowledged as an honoring and commemoration of the passage of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, since January 16 is the anniversary of its passage in 1786.

At any rate, here is this year's official White House proclamation by George W. Bush.

Hmmm... it is news to me, but I'm happy to have discovered it.

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