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What is the origin of the word 'holiday'?
Middle English, from Old English hāligdæg, from hālig holy + dæg day
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Busman's Holiday - spending your free time doing the same thing you do during work In London, during the late 1800's, buses were pulled by horses. Some bus driver…s loved their horses so much that on their days off from work, they would ride on their own buses just to make sure that other bus drivers took good care of their horses.
In 1868 when it was proclaimed as a holiday by General John Alexander Logan, Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the le…gislation in 1967 officially renaming it as Memorial Day.
The word "Holiday" goes way back hundreds, (or thousands), of years. The word accually means, "Holy day" and meant times of religious celabration. Now it is commonly used as a… replacment for times such as Christmas and Thanksgiving in an attempt to eliminate God from the picture. They do not realize that they are accually saying Holy Day as in Godly day. Hope I helped. (8D
Yule is a pagan holiday that celebrates the return of the light or the Winter Solstice. Yule is celebrated around 21st of December, the longest night of the year. Christmas …doesn't exactly "originate" from the Winter Solstice. Rather, early Christian leaders overlaid pagan days of celebrations with Christian holy days in order to de-emphasize and overshadow paganism. Pagan days of celebration are still celebrated all over the world. See related links.
The 4th of July
Answer "Origin of Holiday" The word 'Holiday' comes from "Holy Day" In ancient times these days were given to workers so they could go to church and worship. Late…r is was called Holiday and did not necessarily mean attendance at worship.
There are 3 syllables. Hol-i-day.
The word comes from Old English 'haligdaeg' meaning 'holy day, religious festival'
A Secular Xmas (Christmas) song, written by James Pierpont (1822-1893) which had the copyright title of "One Horse Open Sleigh" back in 1857. The song was origin…ally written for Thanksgiving. It was not written for Christmas.
National Holidays National holidays sprang from a need to memorialize a significant person or event in a contrys history, especially anything that creates a…nd stirs emotional responses.
It derives from an Old English word Haligdaeg meaning, Holy+day or a religious festival and susequently a day of recreation
A combination of the Roman "Ferella" and "Pomona" holidays which honor the dead and fruit and flowers with "Samhain" from the Celtic harvest celebration that also thanked the …ghost of the dead that protected their fields and crops. Halloween originated from the Pagan festival of Samhain (pronounced sawain). This is the time when the Mother becomes the Crone (Maiden - spring, mother - summer and autumn, crone - winter). It is a time of looking inwards and finding inner demons rather than anything scary outside of ourselves. On the other hand, Samhain is the time when our dead relatives come back to visit us, we don't want to give them a bad impression, so it is traditional to set an extra place for them at the dinner table - and hope that they don't show up!
Holiday. Isn't that simple? An additional answer: It depends on how you mean "holiday" as it is used in England. Christmas and Easter are holidays on either side of the Atlant…ic. If I personally get two weeks off work to take a pleasure trip, in America I am "on vacation," not "on holiday."
Christ"s Mass- Mass meaning a religious service. of course the Midnight Masses held on Christmas eve are entirely ( in Synch) with this tradition. Several other holidays, all …originally religious had the Mass or Mas ending such as Candlemas ( blessing of Candles- Ground Hog day to you), and there was a Michaelmas, ( st. Michael) Childermass- (holy innocents- Dec 28) only Church holiday even remotely focused ona very real problem- Child Abuse ( also accidental deaths of children in warfare, natural disasters, but now the emphasis should be on Child abuse.. some odd reason (Patrickmas) for Saint PATRICK"S DAY. Never caught on.