In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season. The Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'
I acquiesced in this on the grounds that the most anyone can expect from a holiday is a change of agony.Quentin Crisp
(Mother's Day) is a tough holiday for Rahm Emanuel because he's not used to saying the word "day" after "mother".rahm emanuel
Art should be like a holiday: something to give a man the opportunity to see things differently and to change his point of view.Paul Klee
First impressions of mediaeval life are usually coloured by the courtly romances of Malory and his later refiners. Chaucer brings us down to reality, but his people belong to a prosperous middle-class world, on holiday and in holiday mood. Piers Plowman stands alone as a revelation of the ignorance and misery of the lower classes, whose multiplied grievances came to a head in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381.william langland
Our great-grand-children, when they learn how we began this war by snatching glory out of defeat, and then swept on to victory, may also learn how the little holiday steamers made an excursion to hell and came back glorious.J.G. Priestly
Work almost always has a double aspect: it is a bondage, a wearisome drudgery; but it is also a source of interest, a steadying element, a factor that helps to integrate the worker with society. Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.Simone de Beauvoir
"My dear little man," said the dragon solemnly, "just understand, once for all, that I can't fight and I won't fight. I've never fought in my life, and I'm not going to begin now, just to give you a Roman holiday. In old days I always let the other fellows the earnest fellows do all the fighting, and no doubt that's why I have the pleasure of being here now."Kenneth Grahame
In one of the most outrageous appeasement gestures in a year full of them, the Empire State Building was illuminated in green to celebrate the Islamic holiday of Eid ... New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ... apparently believes that the best response to terrorists is to celebrate diversity.charles foster johnson
Come let us mock at the good That fancied goodness might be gay, And sick of solitude Might proclaim a holiday: Wind shrieked and where are they?William Butler Yeats
There were his young barbarians all at play There was their Dacian mother]], he, their sire, Butcherd to make a Roman holiday.lord byron
Time for work, yet take Much holiday for arts and friendships sake.
Serbia is the ideal destination for anyone looking for an adventurous holiday, without any long-haul flights, and a love of meeting the locals. You get a real feeling of being in an exotic location, where the tectonic plates of Islam, Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholicism, alongside socialism and capitalism, have all collided in the past.
[A] blasphemous faux holiday ... [which would] only serve to reinforce broader American misunderstandings of Islam and Muslims.
Libya : Libyan declared 3 days mourning and cancelled public celebrations around the Eid religious holiday, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said that Saddam Hussein was a prisoner of war held by the US occupation forces, and as such should have been tried in the US or Britain, rather than in an Iraqi puppet regime's kangaroo court. Asia
Seems like Americans just want it to be Halloween all year. The holiday just keeps getting more popular.Amity Shlaes
I don't want to spend the next two years in holiday Inns.Walter F(rederick) Mondale