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It's time to make Election Day a holiday - in law and spirit

Aug 28, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

A century and a half before the Fourth of July had any particular significance, before Christmas was widely celebrated and long before Thanksgiving was a national holiday, there was Election Day.

From the earliest New England settlements, colonial elections were public feast days, when people put on their best clothes and paraded into town with neighbors and friends. These Puritans would sit for the Election Day sermon - among the most important religious events of the year, with prayers f...