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Middle English, from Old English hāligdæg, from hālig holy + dæg day
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diffferent holidays orginate from different countries
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.
citizenship day was constitution day
Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, t…he United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter. To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other's fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter. By A.D. 43, Romans had conquered the majority of Celtic territory. In the course of the four hundred years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two festivals of Roman origin were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain. The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple and the incorporation of this celebration into Samhain probably explains the tradition of "bobbing" for apples that is practiced today on Halloween. The celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints' Day) and the night before it, the night of Samhain, began to be called All-hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween. Even later, in A.D. 1000, the church would make November 2 All Souls' Day, a day to honor the dead. It was celebrated similarly to Samhain, with big bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels, and devils. Together, the three celebrations, the eve of All Saints', All Saints', and All Souls', were called Hallowmas.
World War 1 but now honors all war veterans happy veteran's day Macy911
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
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.
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.
Although several stories regarding the origin of Christmas are told - the most commonly known one being that December 25th was the day on which Jesus was born; this is also th…e most disproven one - there are two main ideas: the Roman Saturnalia, which celebrated the dedication of the temple of Saturn, and the generally celebrated northern hemisphere winter solstice, which was a symbolic rebirth of the sun after a period of decline. The Christian conquerers wished to impose their own religion upon the conquered, and it was far easier to simply subjugate existing celebrations and festivals than to remove them and create new ones.
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You can make I. And you can make day. And you can make lady. And you can make A. And you can make holy. And you can make lid. And you can make hold. I am not sure A or I coun…t. Oh well, Hope this helps!
The Old English language.
Holiday comes from holy-day
I wouldn't. Also, the holiday is really called Independence Day. Every country that uses the same calendar we do has a fourth of July. :)