Why do the school calendars and sign say Thanksgiving for Thanksgiving Break but for Christmas they say Winter Break?
- Land-sharkLv 71 month agoBest Answer
Because the spiteful Political Correctness bullies have removed Christmas because it is part of a religion which no longer suits them.
- Anonymous1 month ago
It has to do with the principle of separation of Church and State, Peter. They can't call the winter vacation Christmas break, because Christmas is a Christian holiday (it's the nativity of Christ) and not everyone is Christian. To call it Christmas break makes it appear as though the schools (which are state run institutions) are endorsing the Christian religion, which in turn violates the free religion clause in the First Amendment of the Constitution. Not all students are Christian. Some are Jewish, others are members of other faiths, such as Islam, Hindu, etc. And still others are non-believers or are agnostic.
Thanksgiving is different. It is a holiday which was created by Americans as a re-enactment of a piece of our early history that occurred centuries ago. Although the people who celebrated the first Thanksgiving were Christian, the holiday itself is NOT. Even those of the Jewish and Islamic faiths observe Thanksgiving, if they are are also American. For that reason, it is perfectly acceptable to call the vacation days that occur on it and after it by the name Thanksgiving break.
- HernandoLv 51 month ago
Everyone can give thanks but believe it or not, not everyone is a Xian. There are believers of other religions in the world along with nonbelievers. You need to get out more.
- pearlmarLv 71 month ago
They say Christmas break where I live.