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And elsewhere in Florida, a Festivus for the rest of us

No Christmas, no problem! In Tallahassee, a 2013 Nativity display inside Florida’s Capitol building inspired free speech activist Chaz Stevens to construct his own holiday monument: a Festivus Pole for the rest of us, a monument to inclusion and Seinfeld.

Because the Capitol’s rotunda is a “public forum,” Florida was forced to give the display its stamp of approval. The ACLU made sure of it. “This is about separation of church and state,” Stevens told NPR after installing a pole composed of Pabst Blue Ribbon cans.

This year, Stevens has something even more special planned. The Tallahassee Festivus Pole 2015 will be covered in the rainbow colors of the Pride flag, and topped with a very fancy disco ball.

Happy Holidays to all, indeed.

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