Is it something to remind us of a daily reality or a one time celebration?
Mothers’ Day is a type of holiday that reminds us of what we should be celebrating all year long. We should always be thoughtful of our mothers and fathers. We should always be romantic to our significant other. I guess we should always be glad to be Irish, Mexican or Black. Those days are simply reminders.
Other days are to honor a specific idea or person. Veterans’ Day, Washington’s Birthday, Guy Fawkes Day are all a simple reminders. I don’t think about my birthday every day of the year. Some women who are age averse might but most people don’t.
Some days are both, depending on the people involved. For the masses Easter is a time for new clothes, candy and egg hunts. For Christians it is a day celebrating the resurrection of Jesus which is also to be celebrated every Sunday. Halloween is either a celebration of evil or a chance to get candy.
Where does April Fools’ Day fit in? I am afraid I would put it with Mothers’ Day. Fools are always with us. They never get the attention they deserve. Maybe it would be better to say they never get the recognition they deserve.
(Proverbs 26:5 KJV) Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.My wish for you is that this would be a day in which you do not need to celebrate.
homo unius libri