What do you think is the most overrated holiday and/or event?

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  1. novicemuse profile image60
    novicemuseposted 6 years ago

    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?

    1. profile image0
      Muldaniaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. recommend1 profile image68
        recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It has no meaning because the media has erased it from the collective consciousness big_smile

        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.

        1. novicemuse profile image60
          novicemuseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Wow, yea I didn't even remember that one. And the resemblance to 1984 is disturbing...

    2. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You have hit a nerve here. big_smile

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    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. big_smile

  3. AshtonFirefly profile image76
    AshtonFireflyposted 6 years ago

    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)

  4. TheTrueYou profile image37
    TheTrueYouposted 6 years ago

    Black Friday. Biggest scam of all.

    1. mom101 profile image59
      mom101posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, seems all holidays are about the money these days.

      1. novicemuse profile image60
        novicemuseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I agree; the big companies take advantage of them because they're so lucrative. Great reflection of our society I suppose.

  5. Perspycacious profile image81
    Perspycaciousposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. DonnaCosmato profile image95
      DonnaCosmatoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you! Seems like another good reason to take a day off from school or work with no sense or purpose.

  6. kmackey32 profile image67
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    Christmas.... Its all about the gifts for most people and what buisness sells the most shit.

    1. Capedium profile image74
      Capediumposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think I totally agree with you

  7. wordscribe43 profile image91
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. AshtonFirefly profile image76
      AshtonFireflyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      haha!

    2. jcmayer777 profile image75
      jcmayer777posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. Gordon Hamilton profile image96
      Gordon Hamiltonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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! lol)

    4. Capedium profile image74
      Capediumposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      lol!!!!!!........... ahahaha

    5. novicemuse profile image60
      novicemuseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  8. manlypoetryman profile image75
    manlypoetrymanposted 6 years ago

    President's Day...is just a good excuse for the promotion of mattress sales? Go Figure.

  9. Captain Redbeard profile image60
    Captain Redbeardposted 6 years ago

    Arbor day.........................yeah not even commercialism touches this and it's still over rated lol

  10. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 6 years ago

    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?

    1. Captain Redbeard profile image60
      Captain Redbeardposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      +100, pie makes everything better!

    2. Cassie Smith profile image67
      Cassie Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I like pie any day, no holiday needed.

 
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