With Halloween coming up, I thought that now would be a good time to talk about the holidays that are coming up! Holidays are some of the best times of the year to be quite honest (which is why you need time at home)! Halloween is great if you want to get dressed up and go out for a drink or two as Spartacus or whatever costume you think is original but actually isn’t. Usually you can find some decent drinks out there as well, especially when you take into account happy hour! Then you have Christmas, which is nice when you get to see your grandparents, parents, siblings and have a nice meal watching a very long, very boring film! My favourite holiday is Bonfire night (otherwise known as Guy Fawkes Night) just because I love the fireworks personally!
Guy Fawkes night is celebrated for its namesake, but the story of Guy Fawkes itself is really interesting. But it’s better known as Bonfire night to us, and it is most definitely my favourite night of the year. Fireworks light up the whole of the UK, and the London skyline is lit up for the whole of the night. It’s amazing and a great night for families. While you have the odd kids that shoot fireworks in the streets (and many times has been known to strike other people in the street and cause assault), the rest of the night is really romantic and if you have a special person in your life then going to a park somewhere to watch fireworks for the night can be really fun!
Another really great holiday of the year is obviously Christmas. The values of celebrating a figure that gave up their life for others is special in itself. And while the kids love the presents the most, being able to see family that you would have not spoken to for the rest of the year is really nice. It allows families everywhere to get closer. The Christmas music does get a bit grating after hearing it for a while, and all of the decorations can be a bit much and there really is nothing worth watching on T.V. despite everyone wanting to watch their specific programme, it does become really fun. Plus you are always guaranteed to come out of every family Christmas with 5 new pairs of socks, new boxers and pyjamas.
Easter is one of those smaller holidays that are really fun to be a part of as well. The kids love Easter just because of all of the chocolate that adults give them (obviously), but another great part of Easter for the kids are the easter egg hunts! As a kid I used to love being a part of easter egg hunts. In my house, my parents used to hide small Cadbury Crème Eggs around the house (the radiator was used every year obviously) and can be really fun.
The most obvious holiday of the year for kids and adults however is Halloween. While Halloween can be really scary for the kids, taking them trick or treating is really fun. There are very few kids out there that have not been trick or treating and its by far the best night of the year when it comes to getting free chocolate! But the older we grow up, the better nights of Halloween obviously becomes about drinking green and yellow shots dressed up like an idiot. And then we get a bit older, and end up taking our kids to trick or treating in Halloween! I think overall, it’s the best holiday just because it’s enjoyable at every age.
I think the thing about holidays is that it is enjoyable in every country. Each country and culture has its own holidays and traditions which its people celebrate, and it’s always the best parts of the year besides birthdays. You need to remember to enjoy each holiday as they come along, as they can provide the best times of your life!