natsphan


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How about: Not really a fan of any of them! Weekends are my holidays. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the extra day or two off here and there, but I can skip the "traditions".

purplefeather


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I like Christmas and it's commercialism. It's my day for giving people the things that they *want*, rather than need since I don't really do random gift giving throughout the year. I'm not religious, so I see it more as a day for family.

My least favorite holiday is Labor Day, since the majority of the labor force isn't even allowed the day off. It's just another day for most people.

saquack


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Valentine's Day. It's just silly. Love the people all the days. That's what I say.

alisongraser


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Easter for sure! It's cold muddy - I never got an easter basket. And it's on a Sunday... there is no recovery or travel day for Monday.

Alison Graser

alisongraser


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KingLouie951 wrote:Arbor Day! Bah, who needs it!



Agree!!!!

Alison Graser

mrgroovemachine


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This guy! Yes!

But seriously, Easter is definitely the most annoying, churches shove enough propoganda down the throats of the people as is, there is no need to beef it up on easter.

janse wrote:Until they rename Easter to it's appropriate title of "Zombie Jesus Day", I refuse to celebrate it.



cole103


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Income Tax Day............

Chakra138


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hmmmm... and I'm not off work!!

TODAY IS -
World Toilet Day

Where would we be without toilets? In the woods, presumably.

---- AND IT'S ALSO ---
National Have A Bad Day Day

It doesn't matter that the sun is shining and you feel like you're on top of the world. You knock that spring out of your step, mister. Today you're having a bad day whether you like it or not. And while you're at it, make sure you wish others a bad day too.



PapaMidnight


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Cironnu wrote:Valentines Day. Utterly made up by marketing executives. No real meaning to it, whatsoever. "We don't have a holiday to make people spend their money for a couple of months here, so we'll stick this BS holiday in there!"
spitfire6006006 wrote:
+1



Plus one, indeed.

On another note regarding Christmas...
"Festivus, for the rest of us!"

6 years bag-of-crapless and counting...

thatbarnstormer


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Yeah same ideals about it as well here--too much commercialism push while the true meaning of Christmas is being thrown in the scrap pile. Each year it is getting worse.

aojle


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curtisuxor wrote:Surprised to see Christmas with so many votes. How many of you actually back it up by not buying gifts and gift cards? Probably close to 1%, which means the rest of you are hypocrites.



So I'm in the 1% here too. Somebody once said, if you don't give any gifts, you won't receive any. I can tell you that's not true, unfortunately. I've been fighting this for 30 years now and haven't quite gotten there yet.

Christmas and Easter are, in concept, my favorite holidays, I just despise the implementation of Christmas.

And yes, there is the matter that Christmas comes with 2 weeks off from work, now that's a good deal.

note2001


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I wonder if folk are aware they don't have to give into the commercial side in order to celebrate Christmas ... oh, wait, judging by their answers I guess they don't.

roadlizard7


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fayerae wrote:Columbus day. The dude didn't even discover America and all the Feds get a day off.



+1

PUfelix85


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Election Day, isn't that a holiday?

x8

takenforgranite


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Valentine's Day = Singles Awareness Day

Not a big fan. I am keenly aware all year.

ceciliasshop


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You missed the 4th of July where all the illegal fireworks start going off a week before and continue through August

daughterjudy


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Valentine's day. When you are solo, it sorta sucks.

zingriffy


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I do not stay up till midnight most nights, but I still find New Year's the most depressing night on the calendar, even worse than birthdays. Last year I didn't even make it to midnight!

Ranidan


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I can't believe only one person mentioned Election Day. +1 for that!
Oh, and as for the commercialization of Christmas, I do believe kids should get presents, but once you're an adult (or at least adults aged) you get a card and be thankful for it.

levonpanel


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Valentine's Day

oclafretep


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spitfire6006006 wrote:+1



+2 for Valentines day

jai151


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Cironnu wrote:Valentines Day. Utterly made up by marketing executives. No real meaning to it, whatsoever. "We don't have a holiday to make people spend their money for a couple of months here, so we'll stick this BS holiday in there!"



+1

Exactly what I was going to say

FlaringAfro


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People complain about stores stocking Christmas stuff so early, but they need to prepare early for the swarms that come in after Thanksgiving - and it certainly helps our economy at the very least. I'm not religious either so I'm not taking up for it because of that.

Valentine's Day is much worse. Its purpose is to do what people normally do and just makes people that are single feel bad, and going out isn't any fun anyways since it is super crowded everywhere. My gf and I have never bothered going out on Valentine's Day because of that.

ahacksaw


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ceciliasshop wrote:You missed the 4th of July where all the illegal fireworks start going off a week before and continue through August



That one gets my vote. Not as big a problem now that I live in a state where fireworks are really, really illegal, but I spent too much time in bad neighborhoods to have any fondness left for July 4. Real fireworks displays are cool; wishbones setting off M-80s under your window, not so much.

tooter1952


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xxx

alyssal316


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I 100% agree with this one!

doughjoy wrote:Any "holiday" that doesn't allow a day off work.

So agreed with Cironnu!



all2neat


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Cironnu wrote:Valentines Day. Utterly made up by marketing executives. No real meaning to it, whatsoever. "We don't have a holiday to make people spend their money for a couple of months here, so we'll stick this BS holiday in there!"


+1

all2neat

jai151


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tooter1952 wrote:EASTER ISN'T A HOLIDAY! VALENTINE'S DAY ISN'T A HOLIDAY! NOBODY IS SHOVING ANYTHING INTO YOUR PEA SIZED BRAIN!
MAYBE THEY SHOULD HAVE A GET STONED DAY FOR ALL YOU "GIMME GIMME" OBAMATONS!



Someone call the men in the white jackets, Tooter's off his/her/its meds again.

nmchapma


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nancypults wrote:As a female I feel a certain pressure from expectations.



Do what my wife does, say "No."

Thane9


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curtisuxor wrote:Surprised to see Christmas with so many votes. How many of you actually back it up by not buying gifts and gift cards? Probably close to 1%, which means the rest of you are hypocrites.



I think it's the pressure to buy all those presents and cards that is the real issue. In a perfect world I'd rather just buy presents for people as I see things that make me think of them. Instead there's this countdown to Dec25 pressure to get something for everyone and it's SUPER aggrivating and stressful. I would gladly sign off on never recieving ANY presents (not just for Christmas) to have that pressure removed.

note2001


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Thane9 wrote:I think it's the pressure to buy all those presents and cards that is the real issue. In a perfect world I'd rather just buy presents for people as I see things that make me think of them. Instead there's this countdown to Dec25 pressure to get something for everyone and it's SUPER aggrivating and stressful. I would gladly sign off on never recieving ANY presents (not just for Christmas) to have that pressure removed.



A friend introduced me to a wonderful concept: exchange no presents, but in it's place have the family 'adopt' a less fortunate family to help through the holidays with what they need: food, clothes and of course a few gifts for children.

We have done it once and it really brought us closer as a family. We're just waiting to be assigned a new family for this year's holiday.

jawlz


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I have to say that St. Crispin's day is the worst - my manhood just feels so cheapened by missing out on Agincourt. Really, it's a curse.

chardonay


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Easter.. it get frowned upon for thinking it's all about the chocolate

What Contemptible Scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch??

chardonay


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jai151 wrote:Someone call the men in the white jackets, Tooter's off his/her/its meds again.



I think it's too late for meds.. perhaps the Easter Bunny or Cupid can help

What Contemptible Scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch??

bsmith1


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Easter? More like canned vegetables-ster! I vote Easter.

Edit: foiled by woot filters! How about..Easter? More like dumb-ster!

PocketBrain


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Talk Like a Pirate Day! Ugh, nobody has the holiday spirit, it seems!

AHHRRRR!!!

zingriffy


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yeah. that dumb@ss thought he was in China. And the people are so nice and friendly, he captured them and sent them back home as slaves. That creep does not deserve a holiday!

khentyimentiu


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Superbowl Sunday is one of the most worthless holidays I've ever seen. I see more parties & more people maneuvering to take off Superbowl Sunday than all of the other holidays put together and I've had more awkward family conversations than at all of the others put together as well thanks to the prevalence of beer.

On a side note, I would like to thank Superbowl Sunday for this commercial.

tubconnection


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I love Christmas. I just don't like when people get so busy they forget what the day is about-Hope.
My least favorite is New Year's Eve. This is just an excuse for people to get drunk, act stupid, and then try to drive home.

jmbunkin


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tooter1952 wrote:EASTER ISN'T A HOLIDAY! VALENTINE'S DAY ISN'T A HOLIDAY! NOBODY IS SHOVING ANYTHING INTO YOUR PEA SIZED BRAIN!
MAYBE THEY SHOULD HAVE A GET STONED DAY FOR ALL YOU "GIMME GIMME" OBAMATONS!



Whoa,Easter is not a holiday ? When the heck did that happen? Maybe you should just hate "CERTAIN PRESIDENTS DAY"