This year, on the day when others are celebrating the “National Day of Prayer,” the city of New Orleans is doing something much more sensible.
They’re declaring May 6th, 2010 a citywide Day of Reason:
Whereas, the City of New Orleans is renowned for its food, festivals, famous citizens and foreign visitors; and
Whereas, the City Council takes great pride in paying tribute to events and activities; now, therefore
Be IT PROCLAIMED BY THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS that the Council recognizes:
a citywide DAY OF REASON
In the name of and by the authority vested in the Council of the City of New Orleans
This is all possible because of the efforts of the New Orleans Secular Humanist Association and their president, Harry Greenberger. It’s really amazing the response they’re getting from the local government. This isn’t the first time they’ve gotten a citywide Day of Reason approved, either!
To celebrate the proclamation and the day, NOSHA is invited local supporters to party it up (for free!) that night at The Monkey Hill Bar. There will be games, a fun quiz, and prizes. All the details are here (PDF).
(Thanks to Doug for the link!)