I think the entire point to those kind of group celebrations is to make people who are wholly unexceptional feel exceptional anyway. "<Ingroup> is <positive quality>, and I'm <ingroup>, so I'm clearly <positive quality>". That way pathetic people can feel tehy have positive traits simply by being a member of the ingroup.
Originally Posted by Guido
"All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)
"I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be!" -- Jerry Falwell