Do You Celebrate Holidays?

By David J. Hudson,



What holidays do you celebrate?  With the government creating or naming holidays after tragic moments in our history, it causes one to think and question each and every holiday that’s on the calendar.  Do you know the history behind each and every holiday?  If not, do your research and you’ll discover some daunting history and how the United States goes about the business of naming holidays.  We are living in historic times at the moment and that is not to say that history is not recorded every single day but the energy and wind of change is in the air. 


We have our First African-American President, First Female Speaker of the House, first major financial catastrophe since the great depression and millions of people have been awakened by all that’s going on in the world we live.  People are becoming more spiritual than religious as they tend to stray away from the traditional religious beliefs and lean toward a more universal understanding of life and how things are intertwined. 


We are moving toward the “Age of Enlightenment.”  For the first time in my life, I have begun to question the word “Capitalism.” For the first time in my life, I’ve begun to see that all does not benefit from capitalism and many are left out in the cold to fend for themselves when that certainly should not be the case.  And this is not about the government taking over and the usual rhetoric you would hear from our political leaders.  It’s about a system that affords everyone to get a piece of the pie as opposed to just a few.  And that system is not capitalism in my humble opinion. 



So yes, we are living in historic times and people are changing, becoming more aware that we rise and fall together. And this brings me back to the beginning of the article.  Do you celebrate holidays like you once did growing up?  Well my answer would be, I don’t believe in Santa Claus anymore and a lot of the beliefs I had growing up has changed drastically.  So, my thoughts and beliefs have evolved and a bit of wisdom and understanding has been seeping in every single day.

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