Monday, October 31, 2005

Celebrate the Holidays

January 1st we celebrate the new year. Valentine's Day is the celebration of love (supposedly), Easter the celebration of Jesus' resurrection, and Memorial Day a time to remember the men and women who died serving their country and to celebrate their selflessness. On July 4th we observe Independence Day, and celebrate the USA's independence, Labor day is the celebration of safe and fair work practices, and on Thanksgiving we celebrate the many things we have to be thankful for. Christmas is the celebration of Jesus' birth, and don't forget Mother's Day and Father's day, on which we celebrate our respective parents. Pretty much every holiday is built around celebrating something.

Strong Bad PumpkinSo, I've got to wonder... what are we celebrating at Halloween? I think I've got it narrowed down to two possibilities. Halloween is either the celebration of candy, or the celebration of pumpkins. I thought maybe it was the celebration of people willingly making complete fools of themselves and actively encouraging their children to do so too, but we've already got a holiday for fools. For me, it's the day that I celebrate living in the very back of a deep, skinny plot of land that is largely filled with blackberry vines, with a driveway that amounts to little more than an unlit wooded path.

What are you celebrating on Halloween?
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