posted on Oct, 22 2013 @ 09:19 AM
reply to post by FlyersFan
I am very, very anti-religious (as in "established, institutionalized religion) but the lack of Holidays in the US always *shocked* me, compared to
what we have in Europe.
The biggest joke in the US is Xmas where you only have one day off, here it's 25th and 26th, the biggest holidays ever and on the 24th it's like "half
a holiday" since you usually get Xmas presents at night on the 24th.
For me it was always ABSURD to celebrate the 25th in the US and then go to work the next day, absurd and extremely depressing.
The same with Easter where we have Easter Sunday, and of course Easter Monday!
CORRECTION: Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday ------> LOOOOONG weekend !
So...and...now you wonder why I am "pro" Holidays even if I don't care about the religious/christian aspect? Because you can celebrate (or at least
RELAX) on those Holidays even as someone who does not care for Church. Xmas STILL has a meaning, as a celebration of peace/joy...etc...and the same
for Easter and...and MAYBE even for other christian Holidays.
I also think that we in the West (again, regardless of whether someone believes or not) should STAND to our own, Western values, culture and
traditions - our Holidays belong there too. They CAN have a meaning - you do NOT need to go to Church to value and cherish the fact that there are
some days in a year which are for relaxing, family, a good meal or whatever you make of it.
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