Ok look. I don't have anything against Diwali. I LOVE religious holidays. I would have gone to temple with my Hindu friends but I had prior engagements.
But SOMEBODY please explain to me WHY Vox made an ENTIRE [thisisgood] post about Diwali, but never mentioned Eid? Not even an Eid banner. Nothing. for God's sake we ALL KNOW they employ at least ONE MUSLIM.
lately I have been really frustrated with Holidays and pop culture. Holidays are great, even religious ones, even the religious ones that are part of religions that are not my own. I think the world would be a happier more peaceful place if everybody took a break from war to celebrate each other's religious holidays from time to time!
Want to do your part to make everyone feel a little happier everyday? For one: Say Good morning to everyone you run into and do it WITH a smile.
THEN, Pay attention to holidays and wish people a happy holiday. If they think you're nuts or they give you a dirty look smile and walk away. Chances are they'll feel like an enormous jerk later.
This season wish your Jewish friends Happy Chanuka. Wish your Christan friends Merry Christmas, wish your Muslim friends Happy Eid-ul-adha. Wish your Wiccan/Neo-Pagan friends Happy Yule. Wish your Sikh friends a happy celebration of the birthday of Guru Nanuk! And if somebody wishes you a happy holiday you don't celebrate SMILE, say a very gracious thank you and wish them the same. IT DOESN'T matter if you don't celebrate it. Say Thank you, for God's sake!
If they invite you, try to make it! If they pray, just pray the way you want to pray or watch quietly!
And if you're not sure when other people are having holidays, check this website.
So, Happy Holidays. now go be joyous.