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What is your schedule like for the holidays? Here is mine!

October 1st - ds1 birthday
October 6th - mine and dh's anniversary of the day we met
October 31st - Halloween plus sometime close we do the zoo AND a haunted house.
November - Not sure of exact dates this year yet, but we have my family (hubby and kids) on thanksgiving, then we also have dinner with my side of the family and then again with dh's side of the family.
December 24th - Christmas with dh's family
December 25th - Christmas with our family (hubby and kids)
December 26th - Christmas with my side of the family
December 29th - ds2 birthday
December 31st - Jan 1st - New Years Celebration
Jan 2nd - dh's birthday
Jan 10th - mine and dh's wedding anniversary

How do you handle holiday stress? Any specific traditions?

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Asked by vampiremommy1 at 4:10 PM on Aug. 7, 2010 in Holidays

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  • Geez This may take a couple of boxes.. LOL

    Here's one set of holidays we celebrate

    JAN 2010
    13 Wednesday Lohri
    14 Thursday Makar Sankranti
    14 Thursday Pongal
    15 Friday Mauni Amavasya
    20 Wednesday Vasant Panchami

    FEB 2010 12 Friday Mahashivratri

    MAR 2010 01 Monday Holi
    01 Monday Hola Mohalla
    16 Tuesday Bikrami Samvat (Hindu New Year)
    24 Wednesday Ram Navmi
    30 Tuesday Hanuman Jayanti

    APRIL 2010 13 Tuesday Baisakhi

    MAY 2010 16 Sunday Akshaya Tritiya/ Akha Teej

    JUNE 2010 11 Friday Ganga Dussehra

    JULY 2010 13 Tuesday Rath Yatra
    25 Sunday Guru Poornima

    AUG 2010 23 Monday Onam
    24 Tuesday Rakhi /Raksha Bandhan

    SEP 2010 02 Thursday Sri Krishna Janmashtami
    11 Saturday Ganesh Chaturathi
    OCT 2010 08 Friday Navratras begin
    17 Sunday Dussehra
    25 Monday Karva

    Answer by pixie_trix at 4:15 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • Heres' the next set
    JAN 2010 05 Tuesday Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
    13 Wednesday Lohri
    31 Sunday Birthday of Guru Har Rai (Nanakshahi calendar)
    MAR 2010 01 Monday Hola Mohalla
    APR 2010 13 Tuesday Baisakhi (Founding of Khalsa)
    18 Sunday Birthday of Guru Angad Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
    18 Sunday Birthday of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)
    MAY 2010 02 Sunday Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
    23 Sunday Birthday of Guru Amar Das (Nanakshahi calendar)
    JUNE 2010 16 Wednesday Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
    JULY 2010 05 Monday Birthday of Guru Hargobind (Nanakshahi calendar)
    23 Friday Birthday of Guru Har Krishen (Nanakshahi calendar)
    OCT 2010 09 Saturday Birthday of Guru Ram Das (Nanakshahi calendar)

    NOV 2010 05 Friday Diwali
    21 Sunday Guru Nanak Jayanti
    24 Wednesday Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)


    Answer by pixie_trix at 4:15 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • Those two list do not include: Family birthdays, anniversaries, family events.. ect.

    Those are purely religious/cultural holidays and celebrations. Now, we usually do not manage to make every single one of those every single year. But we do our absolute best to try and do so.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 4:16 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • Wow! May I ask what religion you are?

    Comment by vampiremommy1 (original poster) at 4:18 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • I handle it by saying NO....I no longer put my relatives first or their wants. The holidays are about my spending time with my children. I used to host every holiday and now I host none. I stay home at Christmas, my parents come over on the Eve and we have coffee together. I did the stress thing for 17 years and I won't anymore. It was hard with three kids and no one to help me. My husband would just park his ass on the couch and watch me run around like a crazed person. Never offered to help. My sister would wait and then 5 minutes before she was supposed to be over with her SO and three kids, she would cancel. My sister inlaw always showed up late and never brought anything or helped clean up. One day I thought, why am I doing this? So they all called last year wanting to know when to be over and I told them, I wasn't hosting the holidays. They were speechless and yet didn't offer to have it....

    Answer by WoodWitch at 4:19 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • ok here goes

    march 12 neice bday

    march 17 st patty day

    june 1st bro and his wife bday

    aug 4th dad bday

    aug5th hubby bday

    sept 23d beans bday

    oct 3d riley's bday

    dec 1st mine

    dec 24th mom& dad's ann/ christmas eve

    25th mom's bday/christmas

    29th charana's bday.

    i also got thirteen bdays in sept, but sometimes we don't go to them.


    Answer by noel1978 at 4:21 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • wow you are busy people

    Answer by QandA at 4:23 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • Me.. Nothing.. lol I do not follow 1 particular religion..

    But My husband and his family are Sikh but being Indian they also celebrate many Hindu holidays and festivals as well... My family is a mix of : Hindu and Muslim (which I didn't add the Muslim holidays because I do not live near family and do not celebrate with them)..

    Answer by pixie_trix at 4:25 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • My list is nothing like pixie trix but we have 12 grandkids that have b/days throughout the yr our 6 kids and their b/days plus their spouses b/day my little dd and her birthday my b/day my dh's b/day my parents b/days
    Easter I prepare the meal do all the eggs for the hunt get all the baskets for the kids
    4th of July I have tended to change this one to we'll go to a local park for a picnic and watch the free foreworks somewhere else we used to buy most of the fireworks
    Sept a busy month w/4 b/day
    Oct Halloween am changing what I do for treats I'm going to just make cupcakes instead of putting bags together
    November Thanksgiving I do all the cooking cleaning up everything for almost all the holidays
    Christmas huge dinners we have to work around all of our kids & their inlaws so I tend to take a non traditional day this yr I am changing it up to see how this works I am going to rent a motel room & do sandwiches & snacks

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 2:12 PM on Aug. 8, 2010

  • cont. I am tired of buying all the food cleaning up after everyone and being tired at the end of a holiday so I am going to try and change ot up.
    Nothing for the New Year I just do something for us here. and besides our dd's b/day is Jan 9th so we are usually broke anyway. I am alsogoing to cut down on buying gifts this yr I am going to try to do family gifts instead of buying everyone something. I'll see how that works out. I want it to be more about just being together then what can you buy me. I'm going to do like Movie baskets and put pj's and things like that in there.
    I have been so stressed about Holidays's for yrs I asked this somewhere here last yr and they told mejust cut back on what you'er serving make it simple and the same with the gifts.
    Hope this helps you

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 2:16 PM on Aug. 8, 2010

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