Well I, for one, was right glad to be reminded (or just plain minded, since I'd been entirely unawares) that tonight is Burns night. Gave me time to pick up some Scotch (blended--too broke for the good stuff just now)on the way home from work, and sit on the deck watching the sunset, raising one in Rabbie's memory. Sure, I'm interested because of a fair bit of Scots heritage on my own part. But I'd love to hear of the celebrations of ethnic groups not my own, too. Can't imagine wanting such announcements not to appear.