I just heard this morning that a popular store chain, Macys, here in the US will be open Thanksgiving Day. For the first time in history, they will open from the morning on a national holiday.
Am I the only one disgusted? Thanksgiving is not an Orthodox holiday, however, it is based on Christian ideology. Why does this country evolve itself around money? I have a feeling Christmas Day is next. Oh, and Easter? Is it celebrated in the US anymore? Oh, that's right. They have a bunny parade, send their kids on school holiday to conduct themselves in an even more sinful manner, and, of course, dress themselves in their "Easter Sunday best" to look for colored eggs.
How about the fact that every 'big' movie opens on Christmas DAY!! WHY?? Why can't it wait for the 26th?? Why must it open on one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar??
So this year, people will gain a whole day to begin what is known as 30 days of finding 'the perfect gift' by pushing and shoving and cursing their fellow neighbor in the malls of America, to prepare for the celebration of that little "baby" born in a manger...oh, yes, just THE SAVIOR of the Human race!!!
Just despicable!! Disgusting! They will force our holidays off our calendar, making them just 'another day." Never in my book!!!