So, you might be asking, what’s with this “Happy Holidays — all of them” stuff!
Were you expecting Merry Christmas? Well, OK. Merry Christmas!
And Happy Hanukkah!
And Happy Kwanzaa!
And Happy Cookie Day!
And Happy Laughter Day!
(OK, I made that one up, but shouldn’t there be a day for that?)
Did you know there are at least 75 holidays of all types in December alone around the world? Why would anyone want to restrict themselves to celebrating just one? Where’s the fun in that?
Let’s look at some wonderful and weird holidays in December you might have missed, others you can still enjoy:
4th National Cookie Day
7th Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
7th The Feast of St. Ambrose (Milan) Italy
7th Spitak Remembrance Day Armenia
9th National Heroes Day Antigua and Barbuda Public Holiday
17th National Day (second day) Bahrain Public Holiday
17th Independence Day observed Kazakhstan Public Holiday
17th Day of Reconciliation observed South Africa Public Holiday
24th Emperor’s Birthday observed Japan National Holiday
24th Yap Constitution Day Micronesia Local Holiday
24th Independence Day Libya Public Holiday
26th Kwanzaa begins
30th National Bacon Day (Aha! I finally got your attention, right?)
So, can we all agree that when someone wishes us anything good, whether it’s Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Happy Holidays — it’s the spirit of the greeting that counts? Let’s all just smile back and wish others the same, OK?
Happy everything to you! And for a more comprehensive list of worldwide holidays, click Holidays.