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[-] [email protected] 46 points 1 month ago

You forgot about...


[-] FenrirIII 16 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

also combat veteran PTSD day, school shooting victims PTSD day, fireworks assembly worker tragedy PTSD day, regular old gun violence survivor's PTSD day

[-] GraniteM 2 points 1 month ago

Terrible bad scary loud boom boom day.

[-] kryptonianCodeMonkey 22 points 1 month ago

I'm assuming you're not American? We still have another major holiday first, Independence day. Also smaller holidays, Memorial Day, Juneteenth and Labor Day. Though I do feel the sentiment. I married into a family that owns and runs a few fireworks stores, one of which converts into a Halloween store after the fireworks season ends. So it really is like that come July 5th every year. Time to rebuild the store for Spookums time!

[-] Renacles 3 points 1 month ago

American people when something isn't about them

[-] kryptonianCodeMonkey 2 points 1 month ago

The 4th of July is the biggest holiday of the year in my family because we're heavily involved with the stores. I was just confused how we were skipping that.

[-] Renacles 1 points 1 month ago

It's only celebrated in the US though, there are no big international holidays between now and Halloween in the west.

[-] kryptonianCodeMonkey 2 points 1 month ago

I know. That's why I concluded they weren't American. I was just commenting on my thought process when I read it. Also, kind of crazy that there's not a single holiday in the summer for you guys.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 month ago

Halloween is an American/Canadian holiday. You can talk about Samhain and such if you want, but Halloween is descended from those traditions, they're not the same thing.

[-] Renacles 0 points 1 month ago

It's not, what we know as Halloween started in the year 400 as a Roman celebration based on the Celtic Samhain celebration.

The Roman empire was known for combining their culture with whatever new cultures they found.

If you want to be even more picky about the origina you could look forward to the year 800 or so and the Holy Roman Empire and that would make it both French and German in a way.

Sooo... It's Ireland, Roman, French or German depending on how you want to look at it, all of them centuries before the US and Canada became a thing.

This took me 10 minutes to research...

[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 month ago

Illiterates, lmao

[-] khannie 2 points 1 month ago

I'm curious... Is Halloween not a big fireworks holiday there? Definitely the biggest day of fireworks in Ireland.

Or do they sell the fireworks and Halloween gear after the conversion?

[-] kryptonianCodeMonkey 2 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

We do continue to sell fireworks on one end of the store after the conversion. We have them available year round, even if we have to come and open the store for a single customer in the off-season. But, no, fireworks aren't common for Halloween here. Halloween sales are primarily costumes, makeup, wigs, prosthetics, props, decorations, and fog machines. Independence Day/The Fourth of July is definitely the biggest fireworks day here, followed by Memorial Day, New Years, and Diwali, in that order.

[-] taanegl 12 points 1 month ago

Nordics: what about summer solstice? It's so nice to see that big ball of heat in the sky stay for weeks, as a nice treat before the darkness starts to reclaim the world, as it will all things in the end...

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Also May Day

[-] hperrin 9 points 1 month ago

There’s always Cinco de Mayo to get you through May.

[-] kurwa 7 points 1 month ago

Does Mother's Day count as a big holiday?

[-] khannie 2 points 1 month ago

Definitely. It's over where I live but father's day isn't and GOOD GOD I'm looking forward to it.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

May Day coming up soon

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

laughs in may day and summer solstice

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

is may day the same as walpurgisnacht?

[-] captainlezbian 1 points 1 month ago

The problem with May Day is that it’s also Beltane and I always struggle to decide between cooperative hedonism and celebration of labor struggle. One thing is for certain though, it’s a holiday for fire.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

If you're tired of American holidays you could always celebrate Canada day eh?

[-] FenrirIII 1 points 1 month ago

Put some maple syrup in your coffee

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

I do 😭 it's so good

[-] captainlezbian 1 points 1 month ago

Bastille day also works. Have a bit of bourbon to celebrate their fall

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

I mean, I personally consider what is supposedlybthe first day of summer as a major holiday in my book, so spooktacular season is gonna have to wait. It also has to wait for the first day of fall so I can celebrate the day I grieve because summer is over...

But I'm probably the odd one out here.

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