What do you think is the holiday or event that has so much hype and potential but seldom lives up to expectations or is just awful? Are there any that you think are pointless?
May Day. I remember at school, we used to celebrate it, with a parade and the selection of a May Queen and dancing around the Maypole. Now though the traditions have been forgotten, and the day has no meaning.
It has no meaning because the media has erased it from the collective consciousness
May day is about liberation and the triumph of people over tyranny and injustice - the fact that it resulted in communism puts it on the list of things your owners erase from your mind.
I found a really, really long list of every holiday there is (there are over 250 of them). However, I wasn't in the mood to pick on any of them.
Valentine's day, if I'm single. (In which case, it's "single's awareness day"
Otherwise, Halloween (cuz it's disgusting) and July 4th. (sorry)
Presidents Day is my selection, as I can't remember much ever being made of it non-commercially, and the "Sales" are far from an Honest Abe or a self-reliant and humble Washington. Most people can't even name them all, much less figure out how to celebrate any of them! I'm sure it had a worthy origin, but now it's just an excuse for another day off that costs more than you earned. Let's drop it and just devote ourselves to trying to find a good one worth remembering.
Christmas.... Its all about the gifts for most people and what buisness sells the most shit.
Personally, not a fan of New Year's eve celebrations. Just a big excuse to blow things up and drink way too much. Just not my thing, really.
I agree. New Year's is the most meaningless of them all. Everything is closed because it's the first day of the year???? Stupid.
Agreed. Why not New Month, New Week... or New Day! Then everyone would be permanently drunk and no work would ever be done! (Reminds me of when I worked in Glasgow! )
haha that's true unfortunately. And all the hype revolves around a ball dropping?? Who decided that was the best way to celebrate? I think everyone tries too hard to make it something that it's not, it isn't like people's new year's resolutions are a) going to be followed through or b) if they are, make them into a "brand new" person.
President's Day...is just a good excuse for the promotion of mattress sales? Go Figure.
Arbor day.........................yeah not even commercialism touches this and it's still over rated
Well I am really excited because National Pie Day is almost here. on January 23, young and old alike will be taking a day to enjoy Pie. While other holidays may fall short of our expectations Pie day never lets me down. mmmm... pie, what's not to like?
by Valerie Washington 9 years ago
It's that time of year again where what I like to call the "Big Three" is coming: Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! Halloween is a Paganistic holiday that involves dressing in masks & costumes to appease evil spirits. Thanksgiving is about celebrating the harvest & Christmas...
by Jane 8 years ago
Does anyone know any person; a friend, neighbor, sibling, acquaintance, work mate e.t.c who is not a Christian? In the light of the Christmas mood and spirit, what gift do you think is best to share with such a person?
by Nira Perkins 8 years ago
Do you celebrate Christmas, a different holiday, or just do nothing?
by Daisy Mariposa 8 years ago
If you don't celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday, how do you usually spend December 25th?Do you celebrate the day as a secular holiday? Is December 25th just another day of the week for you?
by Leslie A. Shields 9 years ago
Please don't tell me it is for the children's sake. Let me emphasize... Christians not others, but Christians.
by tami23 10 years ago
What is the history behind Halloween?
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