I hereby propose that every January 20 is declared a National Day of Bernie. We shall post memes, eat celebratory foods, wrap up in our warmest clothing, including ritual mittens (preferably hand knit by sweet grammar school teachers.)
An addressed manila envelope shall be one of the ritual tools and held throughout the ceremony. A symbolic sparrow/Sankofa may be placed in front of the participant.
Celebrants will sit on metal folding chairs with arms folded until the Parade of 1 Percenters begins, at which point a chorus of “Pay your taxes”; Medicare for All; and “Get off my lawn”
Following the parade and shouting, celebrants should put away their chairs and rush to the Post Office (USPS only- we support the postal workers, a large percentage of whom are military veterans. However, we can consider bringing signs and standing in front of mail companies owned by the 2% and that aren’t unionized/don’t pay a livable wage.)
Following the public rituals, people will return to their homes to eat the traditional foods that can include deli foods, lox, maybe a nice brisket for sandwiches, etc. (Various other “soul foods” of the world are absolutely to be enjoyed as this is a non-xenophobic holiday celebrating our indigenous and international roots)
Grievances may be aired throughout the day and should include the ritual hand gestures. The holiday is ended with a glass of water and bicarbonate of soda or a cup of hot ginger-honey tea.