Is Reformation Day the new Kwanzaa?
If so, then it fits the definition for the Academic Sanctioned Shindig: a holiday with no connection to the folk or folk customs invented and celebrated by academics to make a point and to replace a phenomenally more popular party.
I am all for remembering our fathers in the faith. I am all for reading more Luther and Calvin. (Please remember some Wesley in the mix!) However, “Reformation Day” seems like Arbor Day (the seminal Academic Sanctioned Shindig) as far as a holiday goes unless the Lutherans add some beer, the Wesleyans write some Reformation Day Carols, or the Calvinists set up Servetus Trees or something.