Talk:Public holidays in the United States

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Drinking holidays[edit]

Really? There is no such thing. Alcohol is regularly consumed all year-round, and more alcohol is consumed on certain days than others, but there is no such thing as a "drinking holiday" in the United States. The article doesn't even mention International Beer Day, World Whiskey Day, [1] National Whiskey Sour Day,[2] or other days the alcohol industry uses to promote itself. This Section should be removed, or at least the individual holidays mentioned should be removed.


Calmecac5 (talk) 23:24, 26 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

A quick google search of "drinking holidays in the united states" will demonstrate that there are reliable sources which state, emphatically, that drinking holidays do exist in the United States. To say there is no such thing is simply not supported. Here is one such from Time magazine: [1]. Here's another from the Chicago Tribune: [2]. We should list which holidays sources claim are "drinking holidays" in the article. Fieari (talk) 07:25, 17 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Christmas but not Hanukkah included in the "Holidays most commonly celebrated" section[edit]

Christmas is even noted as often being "a secular" holiday." Hanukkah is also often celebrated secularly. Many Americans celebrated Hanukkah, certainly enough to at least stand by Christmas and Easter on part of this list. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Carllz (talkcontribs) 03:03, 19 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I found some sources for how many Americans celebrate Hanukkah: [3] [4] The first says it is 1/14th the percentage that celebrates Christmas, the second gives the number as precisely 5%. This is not insignificant, and 5% of the US population is a LOT of people, but I'm not sure that 5% should qualify for the list, when the lowest item on the list right now bottoms out at around 30%. Fieari (talk) 04:28, 17 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Columns expert?[edit]

Is there a way to fix the column width? The last column has lots of text, but it's the same width as the other columns. (This is a problem in too many other articles.) I don't know how to fix it. Misty MH (talk) 01:19, 26 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hindu holidays.... mainstream?[edit]

I just made an edit removing the statement that Hindu holidays are mainstream, and that some firms offer it as a paid day off. The source cited for this fact actually contradicts these statements... the article is advocating that this SHOULD be the case, but admits that it is NOT the case right now. If anyone would like to re-add either of these facts, please provide a new source that supports the statement. Fieari (talk) 04:21, 17 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Christmas . . . arguably the most important Christian holiday[edit]

This is a "sourced" statement, but nothing in the source addresses this issue. I also believe it's wrong, as I don't think anyone who would classify "importance" of holidays for religious purposes would class Christmas as more important than Easter. To put it succinctly, everybody is born, but not everybody rises from the dead and by doing so absolves people's sins forming the Second Covenant that is the foundation of modern Christian theology. Easter is therefore, easily, a more crucial holiday. Now, Christmas is obviously more popular as a secular holiday in the USA, but that's not the statement being made, and not supported by the source. If no source can be found to establish any serious person thinks Christmas is more important than Easter in Christian theology, it should be deleted. I suspect nobody will find such a source for the reasons previously given. — Preceding unsigned comment added by EnterTheLongMan (talkcontribs) 17:49, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]


American holidays (talk) 07:38, 15 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]