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Poll: What is your favorite holiday?

New Years Day/Eve 6 (8%)
Valentine's Day 0 (0%)
Easter/Passover/other vernal equinox holiday 1 (1%)
Independance Day/Canada Day 5 (7%)
Halloween/ Samhein 13 (18%)
Thanksgiving 10 (14%)
Christmas/Chanukkah/Ramadan/other winter solstice holiday 29 (39%)
Other religous holiday 3 (4%)
Other secular holiday 7 (9%)
   Discussion: What is your favorite holiday?
Andrea Krause · 19 years, 9 months ago
I'm not really religious. But I do love Christmas. I know that's kinda not right.

But I love decorating and giving (and getting, yeah) presents. I love playing Christmas music. It's just the most fun holiday for me.
nate... Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
Why is that not right?
Christmas has never been religious in my family.... it's just a great time to all gather together and be a family. :)
I voted for that too.
Sara Woodward Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
I'm with Andrea here. Not real interested in getting presents, it's always hard to think of things that I need, but I love giving presents. I shop sales all year, starting the day after Christmas so I can be mildly extravagant.

And decorating, where the snow glitters outside and the tree glows and the house smells like gingerbread and pine... :-)
Agent Scully Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
I love giving presents more than getting them. :)

Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
I'm a Jewish Atheist and I love Christmas. Of course the Christians just co-opted the ancient holiday of Lawrencemas.
nitsita · 19 years, 9 months ago
La Saint-Jean-Baptiste, osti!

*ahem* strickly Quebecois holiday, June 24th. Yumm.
Back · 19 years, 9 months ago

I have bad memories of  that day in 1984 when we went to see the tall ships in Quebec.  We had Ontario plates, and people told us since we weren't french, or from Quebec, we were NOT welcome.  Others told us to get out of town before night fall, or our car would be bashed, and we would in danger.  It was the first time I felt like "hey, this isn't what Canada is about.."


nitsita Back · 19 years, 9 months ago

*blink*  whoa..

umm.. it wasn't me!  I was only 6 months old at that time!

That's not the way I ever celebrated la saint-jean.  and it's NOT true that non-quebecois aren't welcome.   Besides,  french (france-french) people don't celebrate that.  I think it -is- only quebecois, but it doesn't mean people aren't welcome to join in the the fesitivities.  I'm sorry you had to be treated like that :(

Starfox · 19 years, 9 months ago
Apologies to any Candians reading...

I love July 4th personally. Sadly, for most people it's just about a day off from work, some things that go boom, and picnics. Most people have forgotten the history and great tradition of this country's founding and what a gutsy document the Declaration of Independence was.

It's the one day out of the year where we can look back and reflect upon what ideals this country was founded on. And how far we have strayed from those ideals.
George E. Nowik · 19 years, 9 months ago
... babershop quartet international contest! yay!

-= george =-
Kat Kunz · 19 years, 9 months ago
...thanksgiving/BIRTHDAY/christmas/new year's.

i would've voted for birthday had it been an option (she loves attention, she craves attention). instead, i chose christmas, b/c it most adequately sums up the magic of the season. still, though, it's hard to beat that six week stretch of late autumn/early winter. and skeptics be damned--i'll always love birthdays, even if it means turning *gasp* older. ain't nothing wrong with that. :D --k, procrastinating away her collegiate snow day (woo hoo!).
dirty life & times · 19 years, 9 months ago
it's halloween's benevolent twin! plus you have a religious obligation to get silly drunk.

hamentaschen, costumes, making rude noises in synagogue, goodie baskets to/from everyone you know....

no question.
sheryls Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
dude! purim rocks! it was always awesome in sunday school because you didnt have to listen to boring lectures for a day and party in the back of the synagogue and win prizes and wear costumes in april.

w00t! i voted for hallowe'en tho, since i just lovelovelove it! :D
Rachel Beck Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
I voted for Hallowe'en, too, mostly because I like dressing up in costumes. But I like cooking (hence, Thanksgiving), singing weird-ass carols (hence, the festivus season in general), and going to church (hence, Holy Week). Tough choice.
Jºnªthªn Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
I voted with my stomach, for thanksgiving, but Purim was one of my faves when I was a kid. My mother always said I was a gastronomic Jew - I only celebrate holidays with good food.
sheryls Back · 19 years, 9 months ago

exactly. and "accidentally forget" the fast holidays. :D

i like passover too, because i'm not orthodox, which means our seders last like, an hour, and then it's like "we're drunk! let's eat!" plus they're funny. and they let me run them, since my stepdad isnt jewish and my mom is a slow reader. so of course i put my own spin on things :D

our haggadahs say "eat the festive meal" on the page where you're supposed to eat dinner. so the "festive meal" jokes start weeks before. "mom, what are we having for the festive meal?" "what time do you think the festive meal will be?" "can we have brisket for the festive meal?"

Lisa Kay · 19 years, 9 months ago
hehe. damn straight
Lisa Kay · 19 years, 9 months ago
where is Falcon Ridge weekend? That's by far my favorite weekend of the year. Commercially constructed holidays are silly!
A.J. Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
President's day, because of Frucon!
Bel kjfdxcvuyjh8 · 19 years, 9 months ago
oh, how I love Christmas... a lot of people hate family gatherings but I have really cool cousins so I look forward to these.
*joolee* · 19 years, 9 months ago
I love Materialismas!  yay!
Agent Scully · 19 years, 9 months ago
Gordon forgot Festivus!!!!

It's festivus for the rest of us!!!!
· 19 years, 9 months ago

All the way baby!

I have a yearly party at my's some fruheads having fun at my place! (costumes are NOT an option!) heh!

and yes, that *is* Renita in duct tape! **rowr**

I *love* hallowe'en!


nate... Back · 19 years, 9 months ago

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Michael (foof) Maki · 19 years, 9 months ago

Too many bad memories.  Too many unrealistic expectations.  Ptui.

I chose Thanksgiving.  I dig turkey, yo. :-)

erica is so cold · 19 years, 9 months ago

I love love love halloween! its the best ever! its a day when you can be someone eles and no one cares! awesome!  oh and you can't forget the candy

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