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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by SaggyWoman, May 19, 2009.
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I voted for every one but MLK day
I voted for all... I am in favor of holidays every day of the year!:laugh:
I voted for Fourth of July and Thanksgiving. I "observe" all of these days, but I only "celebrate" these two. The difference is that while I might recognize certain people or events in all of them, I only really join in on a big gathering/party to celebrate the two I mentioned.
For Independence Day, we watch fireworks somewhere as a family, and usually have a pinic a good part of the day. For Thanksgiving, we have huge family gathering and a big meal.
None of those holidays...I am Canadian!
I don't celebrate holidays.
We don't celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday, but we do celebrate Robert E. Lee's birthday, which is usually honored on the same day.
Memorial Day is pretty big around our house. This year, it's a week early and falls on my eldest daughter's birthday. I'll be driving my tractor in the parade this year.
The 4th of July is huge. We'll probably take the boat to Rock Hall to watch the fireworks and listen to the Navy's Jazz Band.
Thanksgiving is pretty massive at our house because we have such a large extended family.
Thanksgiving Day is the primary holiday that I celebrate. I will generally go to my parent's place & have a meal with them & hang out for the entire day.
I do celebrate the other holidays by taking the day off if its allowed. I try to give some thought as to why & how we got those holidays to begin with.
Martin Luther King Day is usually just an average day for me. I almost always have to work.
I have never regarded December 7th as a holiday being that is the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. It is important to remember those who died while serving. I believe that if we go making it a holiday, then September 11th will be made a holiday. Quite frankly, I can't see myself celebrating those two days. That's when a lot of people died.
I celebrate all the listed holidays, including MLK day. I also celebrate Robert E. Lee's birthday !
Just Thanksgiving. I don't understand how one "celebrates" the other days except maybe a picnic and fireworks on July 4th. But I hate firecrackers.
Why isn't groundhog day listed?
or Boxing Day?
I know Boxing Day is celebrated in Canada. Here, I think a sports tv station like ESPN could capitalize on "Boxing Day" by playing nothing but boxing matches all day long. It could be called "The Boxing Day Boxing Marathon". That would be awesome.
Boxing Day was created in England. It was the day the Lords gave "boxes" or gifts to all their estate workers.
Later it was the day we rewarded people like the postmen, milk delivery people and such.
Canada simply followed the English custom. It became a holiday much later.
To-day, it is the day everyone returns gifts they received for Christmas and don't want them. It has become a huge shopping day.
The day after Christmas is like that around here too, even though we don't call it Boxing Day. You don't dare go to Wal-Mart or the malls because it is massively over crowded with people making returns. If you can get into the stores early, though, you can save a lot of money on Christmas candy, paper, & decorations. Sometimes stores also have good discounts the day after Christmas too. I wish Christmas was a two-day holiday.
My Favorite is Thanksgiving Day -- I give Thanks to God, as is required.
I celebrate all the listed holidays and others beside: especially Resurrection Day. I celebrate by Giving Thanks to God as appropriate.
On MLK-day I give Thanks to God for the contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr (MLK) to the U.S. of A. society.
On Memorial day I give thanks to those in my Family (that God gave me) who have gone to be with the Lord
On Veterans day I give thanks to God for those Veterans who made me able to be posting this day on a Bulletin Board.
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I Like St. Patrick's Day!
in some areas isn't Boxing Day, the day for a reversal of positions? The manager would be the worker, while the worker becomes a manager.