I am personally of the opinion that birthdays and valentines along with halloween etc are overly commercialised holidays that only benefit big organised businesses.
Through a sustained media onslaught these businesses have convinced many of us believe that we need to celebrate these occasions as something special.
I see them as unnecessary financial burdens on families of any size. What makes it worse is that all these are annualized holidays.
Personally I choose to celebrate only personal achievement like having a baby, achieving good grades, getting married, landing a new job, starting a business etc. Joining in peoples one off triumphs, sharing my true feeling in their well deserved happiness.
- Which holidays do you celebrate? Birthdays, religious holidays, valentines day, national days etc?
- Do you maintain a family tradition around certain holidays?
- How do they celebrate the above mentioned holidays?
- How much do they typically spend on a celebration?