Sunday, December 19, 2004
Authentic fake holidays.
Christmas not your thing? Did you somehow miss Hanukkah this year? Maybe you need to try one of the nouveau holidays like Chrismukkah, HumanLight, or Festivus.
Depending on where you live (and whether you are "a bright"), you may still have time to celebrate HumanLight: "HumanLight presents an alternative reason to celebrate: a Humanist's vision of a good future." Today, for example, there's a five-hour celebration in the Parsippany, New Jersey, Hilton Hotel, and in Phoenix, Arizona, Humanists are offering a $12 brunch buffet, auction, and rummage sale!
If you'd prefer airing grievances and feats of strength, there's Festivus: Allen Salkin writes in the New York Times that the fictional Constanza family's made-up holiday — "A Festivus for the rest of us" — is being celebrated by a growing number of people seven years after its debut on "Seinfeld." Even more, the fictional holiday is based on an actual ersatz holiday invented back in 1966 by the father of one of the TV show's writers!
Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 19 December 2004 at 10:33 AM