Every year at the second Sunday of October, Christians join together in honoring the world’s greatest gift, children. This day is also known as “ The day of Children” or better yet, “ White Sunday.” What does this mean exactly? Is it a day for parents to wait on hand and foot for their children? Well, not really, but parents will be making their children feel more appreciated and extra special. For White Sunday, it will take some work to prepare for. White Sunday is where children will be busy, beautified, and later get stuffed with a huge and delicious meal.
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According to Fisher (287), it is the time that God makes it “easier for a person to be repentant”; and the time a person is “more likely to accept repentance”. Which in simple terms is, recognize the wrong in something you have done and be sorry about it; to feel regret about a sin or past actions and change your ways or habits. Celebrated, on the; first and second days by Orthodox, and Conservative Jews, and only on the first day by Reform Jews.
We as a people enjoy having our holidays off and it has been a recognized holiday since enacted by Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was celebrated in some aspect or another hundreds of years before then. We are celebrating a figure that has been romanticized about for so long even though the truth of the man is a very different story. If we dig further into the truth we will discover that it really makes no sense to why we have a day to celebrate this man. As a nation we may want to reconsider either a different celebration of this day or removing the holiday completely.
Christians commonly celebrate the New Year January 1st, according to the Julian calendar; For orthodox Christians whom follow the Gregorian calendar New Year is marked on January 14th or sometime around that date. (Christian Observances and Rituals) Orthodox or not the New Year is a day celebrated most Christians, many attending mass. Another commonly celebrated day is, “Epiphany Sunday, commonly known as Three Kings’ Day in the United States, is on January 6. It celebrates the three wise men’s visit to baby Jesus and also remembers his baptism, according to the Christian Bible’s events. The United States (US) Virgin Islands observe the day as a public holiday.” (Epiphany in the United States) On this day children, bake cookies and cakes in honor of the Three Wise Men. This day is exactly twelve days after Christmas, another Christian
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of many great civil rights activists that have fought for equal rights. Throughout the 1960’s he persevered through many things such as, “On March 7, 1965, a civil rights march, planned from Selma to Alabama's capitol in Montgomery, turned violent as police with nightsticks and tear gas met the demonstrators as they tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge. King was not in the march, however the attack was televised showing horrifying images of marchers being bloodied and severely injured. Seventeen demonstrators were hospitalized leading to the naming the event "Bloody Sunday." Everyone, young or old, gay or straight, women or man, everyone should get equal rights and this man shows why and how we can do it.
The Day of Innocent Saints is a holiday very similar to that of April Fools Day in America. On the Day of Innocent Saints people try to trick each other into believing preposterous jokes or stories. Newspapers and TV stations also run phony broadcasts. This celebration gets its name from a biblical narrative in which Herod the Great (the Roman King of the Jews) ordered the execution of all young male children in the vicinity of Bethlehem to avoid the loss of his throne to the newborn Jesus, whose birth had been announced to him by the Magi. Roman Catholic families may also have a feast in which the youngest child picks the food to commemorate this biblical story.
In October 1927, the first ever North American Christian Convention was held in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was one of many conventions that was held at the time and are held still to this day. Throughout this time, the North American Christian Convention has grown and developed, but how did it all begin and how has history shaped it into becoming what it is today? Throughout this paper I will be discussing the different events and people, that shaped and molded the North American Christian Convention into what it is today.
White supremacy is the real culprit in the Ferguson issue. To be in black America is to be the victim and then get blamed for it. Society has focused on the people’s resistance more than the police subduing the people and devaluing black life.
Children enjoy the sweets that they often are banned from, but little to none of the children understand why the holiday existed. Likewise, we are teaching our children to unquestioningly accept a holiday that supposed to be the feast for the souls and nothing else but hoarding free candies.
Domestic terrorism has been at the fore front of terrorism the same as foreign terrorism. The biggest number of terrorists attacks that have been successfully carried out in the United States, were by US citizens who had no ties to foreign terrorist groups. Currently in American society, the far right wing extremist groups is the greatest leading threat to American security. The leading group of the right wing extremist that pose the greatest threat is the white supremacist groups.
Life is made up of 10% the things that happen to you and 90% how you respond to them. Massacres have been a historical occurrence since white settlement. Today I say we use this 90% of life and act now together as a society and put a stop to these tragic events, we can make massacres a thing of the past. Fathers day, as we know it is a special day in which many of us cherish. We honour our fathers for the sacrifices they have made for our happiness. But for some like me father’s day brings back traumatic memories such as the deaths of 10 people that meant the world to me.
When I read the scholarly article an interesting perspective was introduced to me. What if I were to go to another country that wasn't christian? Would my holidays be recognized at all? Being that Christianity is the major religion in America, I support adding Eid to the school calendars, but am not going to be a huge activist on the
This is truly disappointing for many reasons. People are not celebrating these holidays for what they are to be celebrated for. Today, they have become all about the gifts, decorations, and food. Today, kids will throw a fit because they did not get the gifts that they wanted. When in reality these holidays are not even supposed to be about the gifts. On the other hand, there are 17.4 million families that struggle to put food on the table and pay the bills (Malter). These parents do not want their children to feel left out next to the other kids whose parents make a lot of money. Parents who struggle have to find ways to make more money so their children can celebrate the holidays with gifts just like the rest of society. This is unfair to the 14% of families who feel they have to get their children gifts for these holidays because that is what is expected (Malter). If the holidays were celebrated the way they are supposed to be, which is just with the company of family and friends, these families would not have to worry about how they are going to make their children “happy” on Christmas or Easter. For the families that do not have to worry about money but have the children that are greedy and ungrateful for their gifts, they would not have to worry about making their children ”happy”