Everyone enjoys the holidays for one reason or another, if only to get off of work for a day. It is especially wonderful when the holiday surrounds a weekend and the entire weekend becomes a holiday!
Christmas is the most celebrated holiday worldwide. The birth of Jesus Christ is the origin of the holiday, however, many other customs and traditions have been observed through the centuries that have become part of the holiday.
Around the same season, Hanukkah is celebrated by those of the Jewish faith, and is often included in the same "holiday" celebration.
The Easter holiday is the most important Christian holiday, commemorating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It also coincides with the celebration of the arrival of Spring, which is indicated by the colors and flowers of the holiday.
Passover is also celebrated by those of the Jewish faith in close proximity to Easter. The Easter celebration is patterned somewhat after the Passover holiday.
Thanksgiving is a holiday unto itself, but the past few years has been lumped into the Christmas holidays.
Thanksgiving is a time that we in the United States celebrate the Pilgrims feast of Thanksgiving after arriving safely in the New World.
It is a time of family togetherness and reflection upon the blessings of our lives.
July Fourth is the date that we annually celebrate our freedom and independence in the United States. It is a festive summer holiday weekend, and fireworks, picnics, and summer fun are the way thatwe celebrate.
Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated around the world. It is the holiday of lovers and love. Chocolate, flowers, and beautiful cards are the way that we celebrate Valentine's Day in the United States.
The top five holidays in the United States are times that we look forward to and enjoy each year. Besides the significance that accompanies each holiday, the chance to have some time off is a nice break from our regular routine.
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