By: Rita Ray | November 23, 2017

Ever get caught up in how to spell or punctuate the name of a holiday? The Chicago Manual of Style lists the following secular and religious holidays, officially designated days, and seasons:

  • All Fools’ Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Earth Day
  • Election Day
  • Father’s Day
  • the Fourth of July, the Fourth
  • Good Friday
  • Halloween
  • Hanukkah
  • Holy Week
  • Inauguration Day
  • Independence Day
  • Kwanzaa
  • Labor Day
  • Lent
  • Lincoln’s Birthday
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Mother’s Day
  • National Poetry Month
  • New Year’s Day
  • New Year’s Eve
  • Passover
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Ramadan
  • Remembrance Day (Canada)
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Saint Patrick’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Yom Kippur
  • Yuletide


  • D-day
  • a bank holiday

You can find this list in the the 17th edition in section 8.89.

Best Wishes,

Rita Ray

By: Rita Ray | July 12, 2017

You’ve read and reread your work multiple times. You are positive your blog, letter, or resume is perfect. You publish your post or send off your letter.

And then you discover that you are wrong—right in the first sentence.

You aren’t alone. Proofreading your own work is difficult. Nick Stockton from WIRED wrote an article called “What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos." Stockton does a wonderful job of explaining “typo blindness” and how it happens. To sum it up, our brains are amazing; despite there being a mistake, rather than halt the process of translating the words into meaning, your brain just automatically fills in the information it knows is supposed to be there. However, that typo may trip up your reader...

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