Understandably, most people look forward to holidays. Aside from getting a few extra days off from work and school, some people enjoy reflecting on the meaning of certain days, and take part in traditional celebrations.
Although the majority of the 2006 holidays do not justify missing a day of work, these days are often used by many as a day to give thanks to a loved one, or reflect on how another person has impacted their life. For example, Valentine's Day is traditionally a day in which couples and loved ones exchange greeting cards, flowers, and candy. Another playful holiday is St. Patrick's Day in the month of March. Of course, it may become a painful day if you fail to wear clothing bearing the color green.
In addition to fun or playful annual holidays, there are also days coined as federal holidays. The 2006 holidays consist of ten federal days, in which most people are granted a day off from work or school. These include New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas. If one of these holidays fall on a Saturday or Sunday, employers must select either a Friday or Monday to observe the special day, in which employers and school age children are given a three-day weekend.
With the exception of August, every month has a holiday. Other 2006 holidays which are not considered federal include Mother's Day in May, Father's Day in June, and Easter in April. Nonetheless, this does not stop holiday lovers from celebrating. Easter celebrations often include the presenting of Easter baskets to young children and scavenger egg hunts. Furthermore, the 2006 holiday season is not complete without showing appreciation to mothers, fathers, grandparents, bosses, and secretaries.