Does Hoboken hate Christmas?
There’s a reason behind parking sign verbiage
For some odd reason, more than a couple emails had been sent to Hoboken411 over the past few months, all critiquing the simple parking signage in various parts of town – Wondering why Christmas Day is written as “December 25th” instead.
Well, while the city did screw up the Christmas Lighting on Washington St. last year – having to spend tens of thousands of dollars to replace lights that were discarded as part of (the still ongoing) Municipal Garage Debacle – it’s not as bad as you’d suspect. There’s a simple explanation why these signs are worded the way they are.
In this picture, for instance – the three holidays that are consistent – are listed by the day of the month. The rest vary year to year – and are listed by their formal name.
Makes sense, right?