The meaning of holidays
Posted by Psychochild's Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 December 2013, 1:31 pm
Here in the U.S., we celebrated Thanksgiving last week. The modern traditional celebration involves eating too much (in a land plagued by health problems caused by obesity), awkward time spent with family members, and usually some sort of traditional recreation like watching football or a parade. As a kid, I was told the holiday was to celebrate the generosity the Native Americans showed to struggling colonists; in recent years, however, the origin of the holiday has been reported to be much darker. But, if you look at the name of the holiday, "Thanksgiving", the core of what I celebrate is: giving thanks. As a warning: this post is going to be a tiny bit more meta than usual. There's some game design value here, but I thought taking a look at holidays and the meanings behind them might be interesting.

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The meaning of holidays

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