The last few stat holidays have got me thinking that it is time to abandon the holiday concept altogether. In my neighbourhood more than 50% of the local shops are open on holidays and they choose other days to close. Closed for Chinese New Years but open New Years Day for example. While most places close on Christmas day, many shops just shorten their day for the holiday. It is often difficult to know what will be open and what will be closed on a given holiday with the exception of the bank which closes for everything. There is no sleeping in on a holiday morning because someone is doing construction. I f you do need to shop, you can bet it will be the one place that is closed. Have we moved beyond the point of needing fixed holidays? Should we instead allow employers to designate their stat holidays (so they can't not have them) to better suit themselves and their employees?