The word holiday derived from the notion of "Holy Day", and gradually evolved to its current form. The word holiday comes from the Old English word hāligdæg.
The word originally referred only to special religious days. In modern use, it means any special day of rest or relaxation, as opposed to normal days away from work or school.
Answer by sahmamax2 at 10:00 AM on Dec. 23, 2010
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Answer by MELRN at 10:17 AM on Dec. 23, 2010
And the question is?
I posted about this a little while ago when this section was rife with all the questions about why non-Christians would want to celebrate on December 25th, and whether or not Christmas was under attack. I asked if the word "holiday" should be relegated to holy days because of its origins, since some Christians do not want non-Christians to be able to celebrate on December 25th or to call it Christmas unless they accept the belief that the only reason to celebrate that day is if we believed that it was Jesus' birthday.
So. . . Happy Holidays! Seasons' Greetings!
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