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Often in school and sometimes with work, you get off for holidays you wouldn't necessarily celebrate. Do you take it as an opportunity to do something, or just to relax?
That was always the case in some areas of New York or Florida. On Christian Holidays, schools were closed and many businesses too, so Jewish families got the day off. Meanwhile, in heavily Jewish areas, schools also closed for Jewish holidays and so Christians got the day off as well!!!! PLEASE Don't jump me with; "what about Muslims, Hindus, Wickins, Rosicrucians, Scientologists, Mormans and Atheists.....and the zillion other faiths I could name"???
When I was in school, in the dark ages, we had Christians...and let me correct even that. We had CATHOLICS and JEWS. Even to find a Protestant, in my neighborhood was something we had "heard about", but no one ever met. There were a DOZEN CATHOLIC churches and a DOZEN Synagogues within ten miles our our house...and THAT WAS THAT. NO other "houses of worship". Just how it was in MY nitch of America.