Celebrate Independence Day in Baja LasVegastan!
Every summer, the
Benevolent Dictatorship of Baja LasVegastan celebrates its independence from the USA. This year the celebration is on July 15, 2018.
The Wikipedia article about July 15
points out a number of events which could inspire a theme for the 2018
celebration. Right now, the Benevolent Dictator is leaning toward "1834 -- The Spanish Inquisition is
officially disbanded after nearly 356 years", but is open to additional
suggestions. The Benevolent Dictator is, after all and above all,
Place, Date, and Time
Come join us at our capital,
Baja LasVegastopolis (completely surrounded by far-south Orange County)! Here is how to get here, either by car or by Metrolink train.
- Yes, we'll pick you up at the station, and drop you off when the party is over.
- Give serious thought to taking Metrolink. The 5 (and/or the 405) on a Sunday afternoon can be nasty.
- Or drive if you prefer. Ample street parking is available on the USA side of the International Frontier.
Independence Day is observed
on the Third Sunday of July.
(Note how conveniently this is centered between the
Independence Day and the
USA Labor Day.) This celebration next occurs on Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Yes, this date has some issues, in
Baja LasVegastan was actually
founded on October 31, 4004 BC; and
celebration of Baja LasVegastan Independence Day is later in July, on the
date which appears on the birth certificate of the Benevolent Dictator.
Don't worry about it!
Check out how Independence Day
got switched from mid-autumn to mid-summer.
This fine idea -- traditional vs. observed -- actually came from the USA, our vassal! Just because the USA is
going straight to hell in a hand-basket is no reason to reject some of its
better ideas -- such as having "President's Day" be observed on the
third Monday of February, regardless of the traditional days in
February which appear on the birth certificates of both Washington and Lincoln. Hey,
the Soviet Union always observed Lenin's -- and Stalin's -- Birthdays on the
traditional days. And where is the Soviet Union now? Huh?
Festivities begin at
3:00 PM and end at 6:00 PM.
A tourist visa will be
granted for entry into Baja LasVegastan, as a
matter of policy, to any respectable alien -- whether from the USA
or elsewhere. No formal application is required. Entry will be refused
only in the extremely unlikely event that the Benevolent Dictator
decides -- arbitrarily and capriciously, but benevolently -- that you are not respectable.
Bribes (money, "birthday presents", and such like) will be summarily refused,
and the briber will be denied entry as an undesirable alien. However, two things are (by Benevolent
Decree) deemed to not be "bribes":
- a reciprocal
invitation by the celebrant/alien to his/her next party; and/or
- a small amount of food or beverage, if your alien culture gives points to you for bringing at least something to an event like this.
- Cell phones may be freely imported into the Benevolent Dictatorship, and need not be declared at the international frontier.
- However, it is a condition of your visa that you step away -- and out onto the city sidewalk back in the USA -- before removing your cell phone from your pocket or purse.
- Yes, your visa is valid for unlimited re-entries all afternoon.
into the celebration:
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
of Baja LasVegastan.
- Aliens who choose to do so may join in the Pledge.
- Aliens who are conscientious objectors may respectfully and quietly stand.
any subject of the Benevolent Dictator fails to join in the Pledge,
then ... oh, that's right; the Benevolent Dictator has yet to acquire
his first subject.
The singing of
the Baja LasVegastani National Anthem, and of other traditional Baja LasVegastani songs.
more into the celebration:
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- The awarding of pretty good frontier prizes (well, sort of).
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end of the celebration: