Holiday Madness Is Here!

Diyas (oil lamp) during Diwali-wikipedia

This is just a crazy time of year. According to Hallmark, there are 8 major holidays crammed into the short time span from October 31- December 31. That averages out a holiday every 11.5 Days!  Some of these holidays have been celebrated since the pilgrims first set foot on these shores, while others are recently recognized in the United States. For instance, although Diwali has been celebrated in India for centuries, it has only recently gained popularity as major holiday in this country. 8 Major Holidays in 92 Days- 2011:

October 31- Halloween

November 11- Veterans Day

November 13- Diwali

November 24- Thanksgiving

December 21- Hanukkah

December 25- Christmas

December 26- Kwanzaa

December 31/January –1  New Year’s Eve/Day

Many people plan to visit friends and family or take a much needed vacation for at least one of these holidays, making this one of the busiest travel times of the year. Families are able to take advantage of school breaks and take the kids to visit Grandma, go to Disney World, enjoy a cruise or hit the slopes. Hotels, cruise lines and tour companies all offer holiday specials this time of year. With a little advance planning, the savvy traveler is able to take advantage of some great deals.

What are your plans this holiday season?

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2 thoughts on “Holiday Madness Is Here!

  1. Maybe that is why everyone is so broke at the end of the year! Plus we have 11 birthdays in the family during this time frame…..Maybe my boss will give me a raise 🙂

  2. This must be the reason why this is my favorite time of year – I love all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, no matter the holiday. So; from me to you, may I wish all a belated Happy Halloween, a memorable Veterans Day, and a wonderful and happy Diwali, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and most definitely a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012!

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