Holidays--Do you celebrate most to all holidays throughout the year?

@mzbubblie (3840)
United States
February 20, 2007 5:36pm CST
I thought about posting this from this past Presidential Day, It's considered a holidays...All federal employees are off, HOV is lifted, but nobody is celebrating (just likea good 3-day weekend)...lol I know there are alot of different holidays celebrated throughout the year, each holiday representing something or someone...I know there are different holidays celebrated in different contries... Myself, I celebrate Christmas, 4th of July, Halloween, Valentine Day, Memorial Day and Thanksgiving (that's what I'm thinking off the top of my head) But, when I think about it, are you really celebrating for the cause or because of what it brings? Honestly, like so many other people, I probably celebrate it in the wrong way..Examples: I know Christmas, I'm buying gifts, I know the 4th of July, I'm BBqing, I know Thanksgiving, It's a big feast at my mother house...Memorial Day, I'm in Mytle Beach for Bike Week... Just as this past Valentine Day, do you really know why it's celebrated? I would like to hear your thoughts and what holidays you do celebrate...Do you really celebrate the holiday or what it brings..Or Both...Now be honest now :)
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@Bee1955 (3887)
• United States
20 Feb 07
What? No Easter???? LOL! Valentines Day and St. Patrick's Days are fluff holidays. Something to do because winter is here and we all have cabin fever. Just to let off steam. President's Day is so nothing now, it should be eliminated. Half of the country doesnt know what to do except sleep in if they are off.
• United States
20 Feb 07
I'm guilty. For President's Day I just relaxed and slept. Enjoying my day off from school.
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@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
20 Feb 07
Bee, Oh I forgot Easter..lol Yes, I celebrate that. I do go to church on Easter Sunday and hide eggs and such...That is a holiday I can say that I celebrate the way it should be :)
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@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
20 Feb 07
Sweets, I know what you mean..It's just another day, but with a perk a OFF day..My son was very happy as well...lol..thank you for responding
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@Lady_Vincy (1543)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I try to celebrate most of them. There are a few that I don't celebrate because they are not a part of my religion. But as for those holidays that are general holidays and religious holidays(from my religion)I celebrate them and really enjoy doing so.
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@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
20 Feb 07
Likewise I do also, but are you celebrating the actual holiday or because you have a day off? I too, enjoy each and every holiday I have off myself... Thank you for responding..
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@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
21 Feb 07
yep ...we love to have a holiday but we are wanting to celebrate for the wrong reasons ...presidents day should have had parades and shown the younger generation how America has become what it is today ...respect for your country ... its sad to see but thhis holiday means nothing to many people now...maybe because there are so many peole from foreign countries here too ..we have to be careful not to step on anyones toes ...
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@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
21 Feb 07
Very True Ms. Lady, I don't know though, I know some holidays I celebrate but not in the way it supose to...I know Memorial Day, I don't go to DC and go to the parades and view the many memorials they have there, Instead, I go to Myrtle Beach..lol.. For the younger generation, you are so right, They are going to be probably like alot of us, going elsewhere for certain holidays instead of what the holiday actually brings..
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
21 Feb 07
I do celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays for what it means and brings to us. Me and my family also celebrate Easter. The other holidays I do not celebrate for the reasons they were created. Those holidays are just another day off from work and a longer weekend to have fun and relax and do whatever I feel like doing. I think most people here treat most holidays as a day off from school or work.
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
21 Feb 07
Yes, I agree with you as well...I am one for treating some of the holidays as extra days off...and if it's on a Monday or Friday I will take a extra of my day to make it even longer...lol
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• United States
23 Feb 07
We try to celebrate every holiday in one way or another. Not always in the way it was intended but we have a good time just the same. :)
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
23 Feb 07
Yes I agree, I'm the same way too...I believe Thanksgiving & Christmas I really celebrate it the right way :) with all my family
@kims374 (300)
• United States
22 Feb 07
I would like to think that I celebrate holidays for what they mean; howver my kids are always hooked onto a reason to "get or do" things...I think that is so wrong. Kids now adays have no idea what life was like years ago, and how different children all over the world don't even have clothes or food; much less get presents!! Makes me mad!! why are kids today so darn materialistic!?!
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
23 Feb 07
Yes that's very true...The children now a days don't really appreciate things as we did as children, I know when I was younger, the little things meant so much to me...Now with all the gamesystems, computers, and all these electronic gagets, things are WAYYY more expensive now...I know I was not a materialistic child, I believe it all comes from other kids in school, and television... thank you for responding...