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Nah bro. They are linked to the season and hopes, people tend to wait month for Holydays I mean is like what encourage sometimes them to keep going in life, besides if wasn't by Holydays what is the meaning of a society that you will ever never rest a random day to commemorate thanksgiving?
Best moment are when you rest with you close relatives celebrating something,
if not your name is the grinch lol!
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Well, not such fan of the themes myself however they mix things up..?
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I personally am not a fan of the holidays but... a day off work & school? oh yeah!
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Holidays are inherently superfluous; however, the idea of holidays long predate the notion of consumerism, and will certainly outlast it. Companies try and cash in on holidays, not the other way around. The companies are unnecessary for holidays.
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I 100% agree with the OP. They used to have meaning, but they've been corrupted to just be a marketing ploy to get more sales.

I dread Christmas every year because it means I must dish out way too much money on gifts, most of which I don't even want to give but am forced to due to societal reasons.
Posted 2/9/15
No, you get time off or an excuse to drink, eat, binge on candy or receive free gifts :p
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I challenge the assertion that Easter's original meaning doesn't matter. Only if you are a secularist it doesn't matter but if you belong to historic Christendom it means everything. My church is always more than full at the Midnight service.
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There's no point to them really except pure fun, love, and enjoyment. Duh. As well as the extra cash for businesses.
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Kaeru69 wrote:

Are Holidays really unnecessary? I think so. I don't see a point of them anyways.
Christmas doesn't make sense anymore.
Valentines could be done any other day.
Easter's actual meaning doesn't matter anymore. (as so it seems)
Halloween is just another year where you get free candy.

What I think is that Most holidays are kept so that companies can profit from them yearly by those "sales"...
Well, thats just what I think. I want to know your opinion about this topic.



Thanksgiving still means something. I know it's just about football & food for some people. But, it's much more than that & it's the only holiday I care about. Halloween don't mean squat anyway, Easter lost it's magic with me & don't get me started on Valentine's Day.
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masked185 wrote:

I 100% agree with the OP. They used to have meaning, but they've been corrupted to just be a marketing ploy to get more sales.

I dread Christmas every year because it means I must dish out way too much money on gifts, most of which I don't even want to give but am forced to due to societal reasons.


I enjoy giving out gifts more than receiving them. I got out of my way to do Fox Holiday Socks and other charitable work to give someone else a good Christmas. If anything, Holidays motivate people to be nicer to one another, which can only be a good thing. It shouldn't be a chore to do things for other people. If you go work at a soup kitchen or a Christmas drive, you'll see that Christmas isn't corrupted, due to all the people volunteering their time and money.
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Hollywood would have been devastated if there were no holidays . Picture it...

No Rankin-Bass X-mas specials (Year Without a Santa Claus, Rudolph, Frosty), no White Christmas, no Babes in Toyland, no Grinch, no Elf, no Santa Clause 1-3, no Miracle on 34th St, no Groundhog Day, no National Lampoons X-Mas Vacation, no Treehouse of Horror, no Friday the 13th or Halloween franchises...even tv/movies/cartoons/anime as we know it would be lacking. No X-Mas/New Year's/Festival episodes of any anime.

Just because we don't celebrate it the same way as when we were kids doesn't mean it isn't addressed in our memories and hearts on some level.
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Really the only part of it I enjoy is seeing my daughter loving every moment of it. It's the feeling of being forced to spend my hard earned money on other people besides my immediate family that drives me bonkers.
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Wow. The comments kinda hit upon all the reasons I was going to argue for them.

1. They give us a break from the monotony of otherwise normal life, and a break is incredibly important.

2. regardless of the original meaning being lost (and I would argue that even if the meaning is different behind these holidays, they still retain meaning), they have cultural importance and often are associated with parts of our culture, (we don't call a random saturday a holiday, it's a date tied with a specific cultural event), traditions, (the thanksgiving feast. Drinking on St. Partick's day), rituals,(the opening of presents under the Christmas Tree, the singing of carols) and loosely, our values. (even if christmas is consumerism heavy, the value of being charitable lives on) The holidays most in jeopardy of being lost are the ones we don't have these cultural ties to (MLK day, President's Day, Columbus Day).

3. they are positioned well enough to mark the passing of seasons. (Labor Day is the end of summer, Halloween the start of "real" autumn, Thanskgiving, the end of autumn, Christmas and New Years, the dead of winter, Memorial Day, the beginning of summer, Independence day, the height of summer)

so yeah, regardless of them becoming heavily commercialized, they still hold a lot of meaning.
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I think it's been stated before but they are kind of pointless as you get older but they are nice to have. For breaks and family parties for those that don't see their families that often.
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Posted 2/9/15
it is unnecessary to me, I don't pay attention to most of them tbh, but having a day off from school and work, I mean you can't say no to that!
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