What Does The Holiday Mean To You?

It is the time of the year for holidays. Some are secular, like New Years or the Winter Solstice. Others are religious like Christmas or Diwali. Whatever the reason for the occasion, many nations and religions celebrate a holiday at the end of the year.

However, the exact meaning of the holiday may vary within culture, religion, or even household. Each individual assigns their own meaning to their own special day.

With that in mind, what holiday(s) do you celebrate? What does the holiday mean to you? How has that meaning changed over time?

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