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What’s the Best Holiday?

Holidays are days used to recognize the symbolization of something. They are celebrated all around the world with each having their own special characteristic. In America, for the most part, there’s a holiday to celebrate in every month.  

In the month of February, Valentines Day is celebrated on the 14th. In celebration of the holiday, people exchange gifts and goods to symbolize feelings and heartfelt appreciation for their loved ones. According to an article written by history.com, there are many tales as to how certain holidays originated with each having a much deeper history to it than the average person may realize. 

According to statista.com, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, and Christmas were amongst the most liked holidays in 2023. These holidays are by far the most festive, along with having the deepest-rooted history. Arguably, the most underrated holiday, Halloween, barely acquired the Top 10 spot in the census. Halloween is celebrated on the 31st of October every year and is based on “Hallow’s Day.” On Halloween, people do things such as dress up in costumes, go to haunted houses, Trick or Treat, and watch scary movies.  Though a lot of people in the United States celebrate it, it’s rarely mentioned as someone’s favorite holiday.  

Another holiday that fell short on the census is New Years Day. On this day, which kicks off the new year, people do things such as pop fireworks, watch the ball drop in New York City, and make New Years Resolutions. The holiday indicates new beginnings and a fresh start, which is what makes it so important. If you were to take a poll for favorite holidays, the answer will always be different than what the previous person chose because that particular holiday may have a special meaning to them.  

My top 3 contenders for the best holiday would be Christmas, New Years, and Halloween.  

Jaimee McCullen
Jaimee McCullen
Jaimee McCullen is a Sophomore Mass Communications major from Natchez, Mississippi. She will be a contributor for The Campus Chronicle for the 2023-2024 academic school year.

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