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There's Way Too Many Holidays To Keep Up With.

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    I have never really been into the whole holiday thing. I can definitely understand why the majority of people are though. Getting together with family and friends, catching up things, and just having a good time together. Though to me, it's starting to get a bit out of hand. Let's just start over and erase all the obvious money grabbing ones. Holidays have been used as a money printing machine for quite some time now.

    Lets see, here in the U.S. we have:

    Mothers Day

    Fathers Day

    Valentines Day

    Christmas

    Easter

    Thanksgiving

    Sweetest Day (Northern thing. Same as, and on top of Valentines Day.)

    St. Patrick's Day

    Cinco de Mayo

    Black Friday (Blatant example of what I'm referring to)

    This is just to name a few. And no, I'm not talking about every holiday. One's like President's Day I can understand. But Sweetest Day....? Come on. I refuse to acknowledge that as a day that I MUST purchase chocolate and roses for someone, just because you say so. But the issue is, if you don't, you're the jerk.

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    CultureWizard Wrote:

    I refuse to acknowledge that as a day that I MUST purchase chocolate and roses for someone, just because you say so. But the issue is, if you don't, you're the jerk.

    Ah, but there's the rub, whether you choose to acknowledge a holiday or not, social pressure(a money making holiday's best friend) will have you at the counter, shelling over the cash for some bon bons.