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Green beer? I’ll pass.

Holidays I don’t believe in:

  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Halloween
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Patriot’s Day/Evacuation Day (Are these a Boston-only thing?)
  • New Year’s Eve

[Note: my über-logical physicist neighbor, Mark, insists that it’s silly to “not believe” in these, but it’s the only wording that adequately describes how little I think of these holidays and their celebrations.]

Holidays I have no strong feelings toward: 

  • President’s Day
  • Groundhog Day
  • Easter

Holidays I believe in whole-heartedly: 

  • Thanksgiving
  • Veterans Day
  • MLK Jr. Day
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Birthdays
  • Christmas
  • Fourth of July
  • Passover
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day

Basically, if there’s a barbeque involved, or if we’re actually celebrating the contributions someone made to other people’s lives, I’m in. If not, get your green outfits/costumes/overpriced drinks out of my face.

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  1. slightlymedicatedniggaa reblogged this from chels
  2. kevinspaceyisarealboy said: What the eff is evacuation day??
  3. osmium said: I only believe in Helloween
  4. couchweight said: You’ve completely omitted Arbor Day. Have you considered the contributions made to our society by trees? They’ve sacrificed so much, oh so much.
  5. creaseattire said: You can’t not believe in these holidays they quite clearly exist.
  6. missnewteenwolf said: For shame.
  7. allicoleman15 reblogged this from chels
  8. saidami reblogged this from chels and added:
    Ciao chel
  9. reekloose said: I’m with you
  10. holdontomybreaths said: learn some respect
  11. faithfulflight reblogged this from chels
  12. footnotespodcast said: Groundhog’s Day is the most ridiculous to me. How drunk did some guy in the 1700s have to be to come up with that one?
  13. builttobulk said: To be fair, St Patricks Day (before its bastardization) was a celebration of St Patrick bringing Christianity to Ireland, and a celebration of his life :)
  14. penseesnondits reblogged this from chels
  15. sassyandcantbetamed reblogged this from chels
  16. itcouldallbesosimple reblogged this from chels and added:
    Yesssss! Omg. All my feels.
  17. paintmeanartofpain reblogged this from chels
  18. camsandpianokeys said: Not that Christmas is the biggest holiday people spend money on or any thing… Which seemed to be the problem you had for the other holidays.
  19. femmeshepard reblogged this from chels and added:
    How the hell do you not believe in paying respect to the dead but you believe in the torture, murder, rape and...
  20. peacex3touchheskyy reblogged this from chels and added:
    This person is very smart. Or, ermahgard a negative Nancy. Cuz that’s a mother fucking sin. Rolling on the floor...
  21. vampyratexd reblogged this from chels and added:
    The original St Paddy’s Day was more like an Irish Thanksgiving. America made it what it is today.
  22. bacon-is-god said: What did Passover contribute?
  23. marisaleonardi said: St. Patrick’s Day does celebrate a contribution to people’s lives. It celebrates how St. Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland and drove the ‘snakes’, or pagans from there.