I can't take credit for this article - because I did not write it, but I thought it was pretty good, considering the culture in which we live. It was written by a good friend of mine who wished to remain anonymous, but gave me permission to post it. So here it is!
How many of you knew that the most important holiday of the year takes place in March? You may ask, “Really? Which holiday is that?”
Some may think that it is March 1st, Zero Discrimination Day. The United Nations, in its infinite wisdom, set this day aside to promote the concept of ending discrimination globally. Great idea, but how is that working so far? (Nope, not this one)
Could it be Mardi Gras (5th) or St. Patrick’s Day (17th)? After all, you get to dress up, act out, and drinking large quantities of alcohol is a central activity. How come we don’t celebrate “National Hurling Day” on the 6th and 18th? (Nope, not these)
Here are a couple of days with real merit - Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) (5th) and National Oreo Day (6th). What’s not to like? Liberal consumption of some of our favorite foods. The only thing better is National Bacon Day on December 30th. (Nope, not these either)
National Puppy Day (23rd). “Who’s a good boy, who’s a good boy?” We love our dogs and treat them like family. They bring us joy and laughter. If you voted for this one you’re barking up the wrong tree. (Nope again)
Near and dear to my own heart are: National Napping Day (12th) and World Sleep Day (15th). If these two observances don’t seem important to you...just wait. As you get older, being unconscious becomes a way of life. (Nope its not zzzzzzzzz.....)
Oops, I’m sorry, where was I? Oh yeah, the most important holiday of the year. Drum roll please.
International Day Of Happiness
Another UN gem. On June 28th, 2012 the UN unanimously adopted this day to, “inspire, mobilize, and advance the global happiness movement.” Its a biggy. Can it be long until we see advertisements for “Hallmark’s Countdown to International Day Of Happiness Movies”?
You see the theme behind all these supposed “holidays”. Its the pursuit of happiness, joy, and satisfaction whether through food, alcohol, partying, or by decree. What the world refuses to recognize is that two existing holidays, Christmas and Easter, already celebrate what thy are trying to achieve.
Christmas is the time we celebrate Jesus taking on an earthly form, being the example of God’s love, delivering God’s Word, and preaching the way of salvation.
Easter is the time we celebrate Christ rising from the dead and the promise of eternal life for those who trust in Him.
You can recognize every holiday that mankind can imagine, but it will still leave you empty. Accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior gives you something to really celebrate: forgiveness of sin, salvation, and eternal life in Heaven with Him.