Holidays/Celebration and Memory/Time?

2 years ago

Note: This isn’t asking about where the true spirit of Christmas went or the praise given to the best consumers.

It’s the same type of question brought about simply by asking a population why they feel strongly about their faith/religion/etc: where does this desire come from?

Across the board, every different type of society has found a reason to develop special holiday-esque traditions at various times and for various reasons…but what drives us towards it?

I know we desire to interact with one another, and adding holidays to a certain time of year or to a certain event’s occurrence makes for additional meaning for (and justification of) our existence, but what happened before the ability to tell time was as precise as it seems to be today? I just find it quite peculiar that our combination of memory and ability to chronologically place events fairly accurately in our lifespan has made way for seasonal or annual displays of praise and togetherness.

Anyone have some perspective on this they’d like to offer up?

December 14, 2012 at 1:58 pm

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@lytning91, Everyday used to be a day for celebration. With advancement of memory people began to place intellectual pursuits of utmost priority. Upon reaching the point of a society people were faced with responsibilities and consequently stresses. The means of celebration offered a release of these stresses.. Or something of the sort. I have no idea what I’m talking about. Just a thought..

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