LOL...true. Even here, all the kids know Spitfires. The Air Force base has an open day every year on 'Children's Day' I kid you not, January 14th, and they almost totally shut the whole airport to commercial traffic while they fanny around in their jets showing off to the kids and giving free helicopter rides! Noise at our house is horrendous.
It's a good thing that Hallmark haven't got a foothold here yet! They'd have a field day with all the public holidays we get. Its National Ploughing day on May 13th and its a public holiday!