I know the reason behind all, or at least most holidays, and how they came about...but what I mean is why don't we do it everyday?
I mean...why have a BBQ or big turkey dinner or family gathering JUST BECAUSE it's a holiday? For instance...Thanksgiving...my family and I don't sit around saying what we're thankful for and discussing why Thanksgiving came about, but every year we get together and cook a turkey and/or ham and all the side dishes.
And this is not me saying that I'm going to stop celebrating the holidays...it's just something that kind of occured to me the other day as I was driving to WalMart for Thanksgiving dinner items...why so much hype for ONE day? Even for Christmas...again, I know why we have Christmas and where it came from and how it's changed and everything, but is that the ONLY day we can celebrate the birth of Christ (given we don't know the actual date of his birth) and give presents and be with family?
The only one I kind of feel like could only be celebrated on the specific day is the Fourth of July...it's like a birthday. And of course New Years.
My question is definitely why only on holidays do we get together with family for big dinners (I know some do it on a regular basis...but no one that I know)? And why do we only celebrate certain things on certain days...like Veteran's and Memorial Day, are those the ONLY days to celebrate and give thanks to our past, present, and future armed forces? I know they aren't but are those the only days to get together for a BBQ to celebrate it, ya know what I mean??
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