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# 11 / 40 – April 2007

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D.I.Y. Holiday

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, defines a Hallmark Holiday as a disparaging term used to describe a holiday that exists primarily for commercial purposes, rather than to commemorate a truly significant religious or secular event.

Hallmark Holidays include:

  • Administrative Professionals’ Day
  • Boss’s Day
  • Father’s Day / Mother’s Day
  • Valentine’s Day

Here’s my question: Why should Hallmark have all the fun?

I think we should all be able to declare a Holiday.

I would like to officially introduce the Do It Yourself Holiday.

Think about something you wish were commemorated. If you could invent a holiday what would it be?

Really, think about it for a minute.

What do you wish we all celebrated?

  • Bob, my brother-in-law, advocated “Creativity Day.”
  • Larry, my friend the retired minister and sociology professor, selected an “International Day of Contrition.”
  • As my favorite topic these days is faith, I would have everyone celebrate “Faith Day.”

What “holy day” do you think should be observed?

And, have you observed that day recently?

With love,

Rabbi Brian

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