Does Hoboken hate Christmas?

3/21/2011:

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?

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6 Comments on "Does Hoboken hate Christmas?"

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

69 if the lib aclu want God off our currency and prayers not allowed in school, you can go to the war memorial on sinatria drive ..I will always say Merry Christmas…screw that holiday nonsense to please the libs.. Btw is Good Friday on the sign?? gotta check. 😉

escaped68
Member

This is easy, the sign maker couldn’t spell christmas.

SouthOfFirst
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SouthOfFirst

Sorry, I’m a fan of Hoboken411, but your brave but lonely charge in the War on Christmas was a FAILURE. 😉

warmerhearts
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warmerhearts

It’s pretty simple to figure out why they didn’t list December 25th as ‘Christmas Day”. Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day fall on different days of the month every year. December 25th, July 4th, and January 1st, are all holidays that have set dates.

homeworld
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But the real question these geniuses that emailed you want to know is when’s July 4th.

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