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What would you rename Christmas and Easter if it were up to you?

Asked by ZEPHYRA (20436points) September 12th, 2010

Are the titles of these celebrations outdated or inaccurate? Would you rename them or leave them as they are for the sake of tradition?

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I’d rename them ‘Holidays we made up to fit into the pagan calendar of events’ – that’s kind of long, no?

lillycoyote's avatar

Well, they’re not names that outdated or innacurate to the people for whom they are rather important religious holidays, which they are, for Christians. I wouldn’t presume to rename them.

perspicacious's avatar

I would not want to rename this Holy Days.

Mom2BDec2010's avatar

I wouldn’t rename them.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Winter Solstice and Vernal Equinox

ibstubro's avatar

Heckle and Jeckle after my 2 favorite cartoon magpies!
no That might get confusing.
Better go with Rocky and Bullwinkle.

lillycoyote's avatar

@worriedguy Except that the Winter Solstice and Vernal Equinox fall on specific days which to not equate with Christmas or Easter. Christmas, of course, falls on the 25th of December and Easter is a “moveable feast.”

tinyfaery's avatar

Giftmas and Egg Day. I already use these names. These holidays are more commercial than religious now.

tinyfaery's avatar

There is also Turkey Day and Fireworks Day.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@lillycoyote You’ll note that most religions have holidays that are suspiciously close to those days. Since we are renaming, I’d standardize. Besides, that first Sunday after the first Monday after the first day with an ‘r’ in the middle seems a bit too capricious for my engineering mind. Let’s fix it.

@tinyfaery Fireworks day is my favorite day!

lillycoyote's avatar

@worriedguy Yes, I’ve made note of that previously, I certainly have. And the Christian Holy days aren’t just suspiciously close to pagan holidays, it was very much a matter of design on the part of the early church. I was just being technical. But if you want standardization, and I know that’s what engineers don’t just want but demand, and thank god for that because I like my bridges and buildings to be structurally sound just as much as anyone,; then it is standardization ye shall have, if I have any say in it.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@lillycoyote Ah… With standardization, I can spend my time designing products for you rather than worrying about if the holiday is a day when the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter is aligns with Mars.
Thank you. I can sleep now.

lillycoyote's avatar

@worriedguy My dream product is a riding vacuum cleaner with on board attachments and a little fork lift in the front so I can lift up the couch and the chairs and vacuum under them and with a small tow behind cart for tossing things into that have ended up on the floor or have gotten out of place and need to be returned to where they belong. Any chance that you’re working on such a thing? I have very bad dust allergies and am a bit of a clutter head so it would be very nice if something like this was in the works. Anyway, don’t worry too much. I can always make do with the available technology if I have to. Please don’t lose any sleep over it.

ftp901's avatar

StarryMagice’en & Rejuvenation Day

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