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« on: Mon 17 March, 2008 - 09:54 am »

anniversaries of dates in history that we may not necessarily agree with?

For example: St. Patricks Day

to me, now, it is celebrating the Irish as a culture, but we are actually celebrating a man who changed a whole people's belief system.

then there is Easter and Christmas - how many people welcome these holidays as just that, and have no real connection to the origin of the celebration?

does that make us hypocrites? opportunists?

should we be celebrating them as a country? or should they be more personal?
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« Reply #1 on: Mon 17 March, 2008 - 10:04 am »

I dont celebrate st pats day, or easter.

We give our kid easter eggs - but we dont actually celebrate jesus or anything. Far as im concerned its a long weekend off work.

I dont celebrate xmas for th eproper reason either.
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« Reply #2 on: Mon 17 March, 2008 - 10:18 am »

Most of our 'celebrations' have lost their true meaning. To many people, they are just a means to have some time off work.
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« Reply #3 on: Mon 17 March, 2008 - 10:47 am »

Most of our 'celebrations' have lost their true meaning. To many people, they are just a means to have some time off work.


  and thats f**kin fantastic 
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« Reply #4 on: Mon 17 March, 2008 - 11:15 am »

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« Reply #5 on: Thu 20 March, 2008 - 01:09 pm »

We don't.

We go to work 'cos it pays lotsa extra money.

We are on shift work, we get 6 weeks annual leave, we don't need days off for obsolete superstitions.


[We do take the morning off to pay our respects on ANZAC day though]
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« Reply #6 on: Thu 20 March, 2008 - 04:01 pm »

s**t I'd take any public holiday as a day off!!!!!  cept I dont get them.....

Easter and Xmas, my kids know the meaning of what these holidays are....  Its up to them if they want to believe in them or not.....  They know that there is no such thing as an Easter Bunny...  they wait for me to hide the eggs in the garden and they know it is me.

ANZAC, we march down the street.

I think if you understand what they are for... then how you celebrate the day off is up to you.
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« Reply #7 on: Mon 24 March, 2008 - 03:02 am »

.....  They know that there is no such thing as an Easter Bunny...  they wait for me to hide the eggs in the garden and they know it is me.


Dibley bunny.
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