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"Happy Holidays"
By Susan Bachant


December 20, 2005
Tuesday PM

What is wrong with Holiday?  It seems so many people are becoming offended simply because someone wishes them a Happy Holiday. The other day I wished a co-worker a Happy Holiday and was responded to with a stern MERRY CHRISTMAS.  Excuse me?  When was wishing one  good cheer an offense?
The word Holiday stands for Holy Day, well unless your British then it is a vacation.   Is Christmas not a Holy Day?  Why is it that I can't wish everyone a Happy Holiday?  It really does not matter to me if you celebrate Christmas, or Hanukkah, or Kwanza, or whatever. Why am I to simply assume that you celebrate whatever it is that I do, and if you don't then I am supposed to be offended? I am simply wishing that one enjoy the Holy season.  A time of love and friendship.  
So please let's not make it an offense for someone to simply wish you good cheer and take it for what it is meant.... A nice thing to say to one another at this joyous time of year. 
Happy Holidays! 

~ May you and your loved ones have a very Happy Holiday Season ~
Susan Bachant
Ketchikan, AK - USA


About: Susan Bachant has been a resident of Ketchikan for 12 years.



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