Everyone has their own way of celebrating holidays. But sometimes these holidays get overseen because of commercialization. Here are some examples of holidays that are overlooked:
When we think of Valentine’s Day several things came to mind. Heart shaped candy, cards, flowers, presents and fancy dinners. People spend hundreds of dollars trying to impress their partner.
The real reason for Valentine’s Day is attributed to a Christian martyr by the name of Valentine.
St. Patrick’s Day
The color green is one of the main concepts of St. Patrick’s Day. Or at least that’s what industries want us to think. Stores sell green hats, scarves, T-shirts, candy and even green food. Coffee places like Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks have seasonal drinks just for each holiday. Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Giving people another reason to drink.
St. Patrick is supposed to be remembered on this day.
Bunnies, colored plastic eggs, jelly beans, Easter baskets filled with candy… all symbolizes of what Easter is. All far from what Ea
ster actually is… The Resurrection of Jesus Christ the most important celebration in the Catholic Church
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is a lot like St. Patrick’s Day, another reason to drink. Eating tacos is also associated with the holiday but is just a stereotype of the day and cultural.
Cinco de Mayo is to celebrate the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla.
Stores during this time are filled with candy, costumes and decorations. Trick-or-treating, haunted house and Halloween Parties are what people think about when they hear Halloween.
Thanksgiving has become about the food and shopping deals. Families usually have a big family dinner with a whole bunch of food. Black Friday after Thanksgiving makes the entire holiday seem about the money and gifts rather than giving of what a person already has.
Christmas is supposed to be about the birth of Jesus but like all the other examples industry makes into something that it is not. People put up their decorations and Christmas trees up as soon as Thanksgiving for loved one, wait for Santa to bring present… it is all misunderstanding of what the holiday is.
There are more holidays that commercialized but I think these were the main ones.