One of the odder things about living in my part of the world (besides Trick or Treating on Thursday night every year), is that the first day of deer hunting season (with guns), means a day off from school. Not being a hunter, I've always thought this was kind of peculiar.
Do we pay our teachers so little that they need to go out and whack a deer or two to get meat for the freezer?
Are we hoping the most poorly behaved youngsters will depart to begin their eternal rest whilst tramping through the underbrush after discarding their orange reflective vests?
Are there any such other (how shall I say this charitably?) local anomalies in the area where you live?