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View Poll Results: Which is your favourite holiday?
Christmas 6 24.00%
New Year 8 32.00%
Your birthday 3 12.00%
other 8 32.00%
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post #1 of 343 (permalink) Old December 26th, 2004, 16:04 Thread Starter
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A silly thread as usual, this time with a silly poll
Still it is a topical question now I hope
So, what is your fave holiday? And why do you like it so much?
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post #2 of 343 (permalink) Old December 26th, 2004, 16:09 Thread Starter
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It's so quiet here so I'll be first
My fave is my b-day (yes, I am so selfish... ).
Many friends of mine prefer New Year to birthdays because "the atmosphere is much more festive then and New Year is a holiday of everyone while birthday is a personal thing". I agree with this but... I still prefer a holiday to be my personal
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when i reach 21 christmas will take over as #1

by the way it sux over here, whenever i tell people my christmas is on January 7th they have no idea wtf i'm talking about.

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when i reach 21 christmas will take over as #1
lol damn... then I should have voted for New Year...
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by the way it sux over here, whenever i tell people my christmas is on January 7th they have no idea wtf i'm talking about.
well, most Europeans get surprised when I tell them about our Christmas too...
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post #5 of 343 (permalink) Old December 26th, 2004, 16:18 Thread Starter
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people who vote... would you please explain your choice?
esp. if you vote for "other"... I am so curious
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post #6 of 343 (permalink) Old December 26th, 2004, 16:18
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the best day of the year (In England) is Boxing day! It's today!
No work, all the stress of Christmsas is over and there is a full football programme.
Perfect.
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Boxing day?? I've never heard abt it
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why's it called Boxing day?

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post #9 of 343 (permalink) Old December 26th, 2004, 17:30
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why's it called Boxing day?
It used to be the day when people would give each other presents, wrapped up in little boxes, before the tradition switched to Christmas Day.
It is also St Stephen's day, the 'feast of Stephen', when good 'king' Wenceslas 'looked out' - according to the Christmas carol.
Although, he wasn't a King, wasn't particularly good and, as we was killed by his own brother, probably didn't 'look out' as often as he should.

Up to a few years ago, the Boxing Day football fixtures would be the local derbies, because people didn't want to travel very far for football over the holiday season, but having 30 or 40 great big punch-ups around the country on the same day ("Boxing/Kicking/Nutting Day") eventually upset the spoilsport Scrooges who run football.

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when I first saw the name of the day I thought about some fight that people who drank too much and suffered from headache after an x-mas party would have b/c they all would be irritable...
but that's a Russian view obviously
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I don't like Christmas (maybe a cliche nowadays, but i'm just really cynical by nature). I don't like my birthday (getting far too old, should probably start saving for funeral expenses). Therefore, by default, it has to be New Year. The only night of the year when you can unleash projectile vomit over a crowded bar-room and not be out of place (in Glasgow anyway). :thmbup:
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well, I am just as old as you but I still like my birthday:eekani: but you guys made me think I am really old now :depress:
Christmas... here we don't celebrate it and as for Catholic X-mas... I dont like it b/c of all the stupid Hollywood Christmas comedies that are on here during Christmas time
(although I admit I'm gonna watch "Surviving Christmas" on Tuesday )
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I hate Christmas
I hate my birthday
I hate the New Year
i love summer holdays

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I don't like Christmas (maybe a cliche nowadays, but i'm just really cynical by nature). I don't like my birthday (getting far too old, should probably start saving for funeral expenses). Therefore, by default, it has to be New Year. The only night of the year when you can unleash projectile vomit over a crowded bar-room and not be out of place (in Glasgow anyway). :thmbup:
This sums up my thinking about holidays perfectly. :thmbup:

Caipirinha: 6 €
Brazilian NT shirt: 70 €
Flight to Rio de Janeiro: 400 €
Seeing Italian NT kicked out of major tournament: PRICELESS

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Lazio
Barcelona de mierda
Real de puta Madrid
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when I first saw the name of the day I thought about some fight that people who drank too much and suffered from headache after an x-mas party would have b/c they all would be irritable...
but that's a Russian view obviously
that's accurate, but in England that's Christmas Day.
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Boxing day?? I've never heard abt it
How did you managed to know nothing about that day? Haven't you study in so-called english school? Мне там плешь проели этим праздником.
I'm voting for the New Year 'cause Christmas is smth too religious for me (and don't forget about my Soviet childhood ) and Birthday... the older I become the less attention I pay to my birthday. Some day I will probably forget about it at all.
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How did you managed to know nothing about that day? Haven't you study in so-called english school? Мне там плешь проели этим праздником.

I went to a German school...
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I'm voting for the New Year 'cause Christmas is smth too religious for me (and don't forget about my Soviet childhood ) and Birthday... the older I become the less attention I pay to my birthday. Some day I will probably forget about it at all.
lol but be sure, your friends (or rather enemies? ) won't...
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I don't like Christmas (maybe a cliche nowadays, but i'm just really cynical by nature). I don't like my birthday (getting far too old, should probably start saving for funeral expenses). Therefore, by default, it has to be New Year. The only night of the year when you can unleash projectile vomit over a crowded bar-room and not be out of place (in Glasgow anyway). :thmbup:
New Year is bigger than Xmas in Scotland, isn't it? Down here it's traditionally just a mass brawl, with the prospect of waiting five hours to have your wounds stitched without anasthetic by a nurse in very bad mood.

Anyone else a fan of (either Orthodox or Prod/Cath) Easter? It's our first holiday after 1st Jan, and summer is just about on the horizon.
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we used to celebrate Easter before we moved to Moscow. It was even a day off at school then, and if I'm not mistaken a Tuesday before Easter was called smth like "Parents' day" and everybody went to the graveyards. There's something similar here in Moscow too but the day is different, I dont know why.
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Christmas - strange mix of religious sence and assotiations with "Рождественские встречи Аллы Пугачевой" difficult for me to love it p
New Year - I used to like it when I was child but now it's just a bit sad day with lots of food :rollani: my lazy nature doesnt enjoy month-long search of presents p
My birthday - naaah

So, start of every new season is what I prefer
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