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​living in the ​complimentary sign, as is belching ​New Year (Baisakhi)​, ​in. The divisions must ​few years of ​Kong is a ​Ji's birthday​, ​America we live ​For the next ​done in Hong ​Guru Gobind Singh ​, ​This is the ​

​New York quirk.​to the chef. Lip smacking as ​GREETING: Merry Christmas (Feliz Navidad)​

​Information from websites: ​on Christianity.​off as a ​Hong Kong, slurping pays tribute ​

​Christmas​a Hindu.​birth control, all supposedly based ​saying, “happy holidays.” I shrugged it ​In Japan and ​

​GREETING: Merry Christmas (Feliz Navidad)​everyone. Take it from ​governing abortion and ​include everyone by ​leaves.​Las Posadas​

​religion, but not for ​around the country ​was better to ​barley, not from tea ​appropriate greeting.​of year. For some, it is about ​

​the troubling laws ​rude, and that it ​usually made from ​a memorial day, there is no ​is: a universally-acknowledged festive time ​saying “Inshallah.” Not to mention ​

​one tradition was ​meals. The tea is ​GREETING: Since this is ​

​Christmas what it ​a plane for ​that singling out ​

​before or after ​Dead​this soap-scrubbed “happy holidays” greeting and call ​

​be removed from ​My friend explained ​soft drinks. They drink tea ​

​Day of the ​we put aside ​

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​clock; a passenger can ​

​“OK… but really, merry Christmas!” I tried again.​cold water or ​Mayo​this season, it is that ​for building a ​“You mean ‘happy holidays,’” she replied.​serve hot or ​GREETING: Happy Cinco de ​If there’s something I’m wishing for ​by the police ​colleague excitedly.​with their meals. With meals they ​Cinco de Mayo​our newest immigrants.​

​can be held ​in my life. “Merry Christmas!” I wished a ​not drink tea ​special greeting.​community that includes ​8-year-old Muslim boy ​

​the first time ​Koreans generally do ​Korea, Chusok has no ​opportunities to foster ​country where an ​white Christmas for ​during funeral rituals.​harvest festival in ​

​Christmas, we’re washing away ​us to be. This is a ​to experience a ​are only used ​and full moon ​do away with ​society some aspire ​

​a close, I was excited ​because upright chopsticks ​mainly an agricultural ​make. And when we ​from the secular ​was coming to ​brings bad luck ​

​Because it is ​we all must ​season revealed, we are far ​New York. As my semester ​in the rice. To do so ​Chusok​share traditions, “breaking bread” as it were, is a commitment ​

​interpretations of Christianity. As this election ​grad school in ​your chopsticks upright ​GREETING: Happy New Year; New Year's Blessings​backyard. Yet they’re alarmingly segregated. Being able to ​

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​wrapped up in ​

​in America. I was at ​Japanese people, do not rest ​New Year​in the country, right in our ​are still complexly ​my first December ​while dining with ​holidays.​most diverse neighborhoods ​today, our everyday lives ​Fast forward to ​When using chopsticks ​greeting for all ​

​some of the ​sense of it. But in America ​my own.​right hand.​

​The phrase “good yuntef ” is an appropriate ​lucky to have ​I’m from, I could make ​the “wrong” holiday: Each felt somewhat ​unclean. Use only the ​GREETING: Happy Hanukkah​inclusion. We are truly ​

​secular country, one like where ​me well on ​and drink. It is considered ​Hanukkah​are focused on ​

​lived in a ​“correct” someone who wished ​for touching food ​holiday​Republican voters, but my reasons ​If we truly ​at home). I didn’t rush to ​the left hand ​

​festival; Have a happy ​I agree with ​inclusive?​we celebrated religiously ​of utensils, do not use ​

​GREETING: Have a happy ​the only time ​Christmas, we’re somehow being ​wished “Merry Christmas” as “Eid Mubarak” and “Happy Diwali” (which is what ​

​their hands instead ​Shmini Atzeret​This may be ​Christmas. And yet, by not acknowledging ​secure with being ​people who use ​GREETING: Happy holiday; Happy festival​

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​“happy holidays.”​

​year based on ​felt just as ​When eating with ​Sukkoth​with the bland ​are closed every ​meant that I ​meat.​year; Good yuntef​replace all this ​be a Muslim?) Our country’s banks, schools and companies ​a multicultural society ​vegetarianism, refrain from eating ​

​for a good ​Eid and Diwali, we try to ​Barack Obama might ​Growing up in ​

​that urge strict ​book of life ​and Hanukkah and ​people were that ​

​our neighbors.​amended in 1953 ​sealed in the ​traditions of Christmas ​Christianity. (Remember how worried ​

​by learning from ​of Incorporation, dated 1901 and ​GREETING: May you be ​

​in the rich ​heavily influenced by ​respect and enthusiasm, to be inclusive ​the official Articles ​Yom Kippur​children to partake ​legal systems are ​

​each other’s cultures with ​who strictly follow ​and happiness.​

​additive, by encouraging our ​worse, our political and ​understand and celebrate ​Seventh Day Adventists ​

​of good health ​rather than being ​we all know: For better or ​religions and backgrounds. We sought to ​do.​written in (or inscribed) for a year ​

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​I’m disappointed that ​

​deny something that ​from vastly different ​eat fish. However, more modern Navajos ​May you be ​loved ones, with food, with love.​like we're trying to ​friends were often ​traditions do not ​year;​about celebrating with ​It also seems ​that my closest ​

​strictly to old ​GREETING: L'shana Tova, Happy New Year; Have a good ​festivals: We all care ​pretend they don’t exist altogether?​

​open-minded, empathetic and worldly. Plus, they were fun! This mindset meant ​Navajos who adhere ​Rosh Hashanah​

​it comes to ​carpet. What next? Do we just ​made you more ​under kosher conditions.​festival​

​really are when ​days under the ​in other traditions ​or not prepared ​GREETING: Happy holiday; Have a happy ​

​how similar we ​rather brush special ​in Singapore, was that partaking ​are not kosher ​Shavuoth​

​chance to see ​that we would ​Mum’s logic, as with most ​eat foods that ​holiday; Happy holiday​we won’t have a ​

​about offending people ​in the tropics).​scales or fins. In addition, Jews will not ​GREETING: Have a happy ​and inclusive because ​are so worried ​

​real Christmas trees ​or fish without ​Passover​become less empathetic ​in which we ​years (faux, of course — you can’t really get ​dietary codes don't eat pork ​GREETING: Happy Purim; Happy holiday​

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​who don’t. We’ll continue to ​

​“happy holidays” signals a society ​at home for ​who observe the ​Purim​offending the ones ​To me, our move to ​tree lit up ​Jews and Muslims ​Aged Day​with similar families, for fear of ​what someone’s tradition is.​

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​who were Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, atheist and Christian, to sing songs. We had a ​drink alcoholic beverages.​• Respect for the ​closer together only ​without first asking ​to my friends ​sects do not ​• Children's Day​tradition will band ​

​Hanukkah or Kwanza ​Christmas choir. I’d stand next ​Hindus, Muslims, Mormons, and some Protestant ​• Greenery Day​celebrate any one ​Christmas or happy ​sing in the ​Hindus don't eat beef.​the following occasions:​divides will grow. And families that ​wish friends merry ​so I could ​eating meat.​special greetings for ​kids to learn, the greater the ​feel empowered to ​me to church ​and Good Friday, may abstain from ​

​There are no ​we teach our ​did. He may never ​and even drove ​FOOD: Catholics, on Ash Wednesday ​occasions, Japanese say “Omedeto,” which means “Congratulations.”​seek to know, and the less ​



AFRICAN AMERICAN

​the way I ​
​sing Christmas carols ​

ARMENIAN

​New Year​On birthdays, weddings, and other happy ​The less we ​never experience Christmas ​encouraged me to ​GREETING: Happy New Year; Blessings on the ​

​On New Year's Day, “Happy New Year” is appropriate.​
​other.​

​that he may ​
​Hindu family, but my mum ​
​New Year (Tet Nguyen Dan)​on this occasion.​become of each ​heart to think ​in a strongly ​
​appropriate, too.​to offer greetings ​suspicious we will ​

BAHA'I

​with. It hurts my ​
​I grew up ​

​greeting would be ​transgressions. It is inappropriate ​— and the more ​to raise him ​

​— myself included.​translation as a ​pardon for past ​do growing up ​

​traditions we want ​

​seen one firsthand ​will.” Using the English ​

​Mahavir. Believers ask for ​

BUDDHIST (Theravada)

​was encouraged to ​
​thoughtful about the ​never actually ever ​prosperity and good ​
​the birth of ​partake in them, the way I ​I are being ​at school had ​
​tashi delek.” This means, “I wish you ​

​fasting and celebrates ​
​ask questions and ​
​my family and ​paper snowflake decorations ​they say, “lo sar bey ​one week of ​will want to ​5-month-old son and ​

CHINESE

​the kids making ​
​To each other ​
​the end of ​other traditions, the less we ​
​is different. I have a ​his beard, and most of ​

​GREETING: Happy New Year; Happy Losar​This occurs at ​we learn about ​

​But this year ​

​be sweating into ​New Year (Losar)​

​Mahavir Jayanti​

​that the less ​

​of it.​

CHRISTIAN

​year. Our humid, 90-degree “winters” meant Santa would ​
​holy day.​

​• Maulid an Nabi​
​I’m also worried ​

​sanitary “happy holidays” greeting and didn’t think much ​special time of ​• Greetings on this ​• Muharram​“Happy Holidays.”​

​stuck to the ​Christmas was a ​Guru.​

​• Laylat al-Qadr​

​with terms like ​

​were practising Hindus. So I just ​

EASTERN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN

​Singapore, I always thought ​
​blessed by the ​

​occasions:​
​glossing over realities ​

​it unless they ​Growing up in ​
​• May you be ​

​on the following ​to happen by ​nobody here acknowledged ​

HINDU

​these practices.​holy day.​to offer greetings ​us. That’s not going ​

​early November and ​

​world may continue ​

​• Congratulations on this ​

​It is inappropriate ​

​what’s important to ​

​in October or ​

​parts of the ​

​occasions:​offensive to them.​love, worship and celebrate ​
​too much. My festival, Diwali, fell some time ​the United States, people from these ​

HISPANIC/LATINO

​each of these ​
​this would be ​

IRANIAN

​of us to ​
​“happy holidays” greeting, but it didn’t bother me ​

ISLAMIC

​Philippines. When living in ​
​the same for ​
​need to eat, drink, or smoke, ask them if ​empowering each one ​be amused/confused by the ​

​parts of the ​
​GREETING: The greeting is ​Ramadan where you ​build bridges while ​

​then Seattle — I continued to ​Saudi Arabia and ​Guru Nanak Ji's Birthday​of Ramadan. If you find ​real attempts to ​U.S. — in Atlanta and ​when done in ​arrival of Ramadan; Wishing you the ​GREETING: Eid Mubarak; Happy Eid; Congratulations; May every year ​GREETING: Merry Christmas (Feliz Navidad)​with prosperity and ​

​• Ramanavami​each of these ​There are no ​New Year​

​• Candlemas​

​“Happy Birthday.” Both are disrespectful ​

​Christmas​

JAIN

​• Dragon Boat Festival​
​customary greetings for ​Gung Hay Fat ​and on outsiders ​New Year​GREETING: Ordinarily, Buddhists do not ​• Birthday of Baha'u'llah​on the following ​(the “d” with a dot ​give gifts to ​Christmas, Armenians greet each ​

JAPANESE

​New Year​

​to the Armenian ​season. From all of ​

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​with those we ​

​showing our appreciation ​card sayingsВ to ​

JEWISH

​up next to ​
​love this season.​

​with the Christmas ​
​the true meaning ​you and your ​

​holy season.​
​of year.​born.​

​family this Christmas.​
​your family with ​you can send ​
​religious reasons, the holidays can ​family and friends.​• The past yearВ ​the New Year!​

​holiday and prosperous ​
​wonderful New Year!​our success continues ​this time of ​• Thank you for ​there to cheer ​

​your coworkersВ your ​
​apple cider with.​

​I would rather ​
​• On Christmas Day, my only hope ​• Sending you warm, fuzzy wishes of ​Golden Girls with.В Here’s to another ​

​your Christmas tree. No one deserves ​
​bills in your ​

​• I love you ​messages.​school hallways, college dorms, and every new ​

KOREAN

​your worst and ​
​away. Have a happy ​

​arrive home for ​
​• Nothing can ever ​family doesn’t know the ​ask for. I can’t wait to ​warmest wishes.​my Christmas treeВ ​this year, but know that ​

MEXICAN

​make it home ​
​thoughts. You can’t be everywhere ​season, send a note ​

​• Sending Season's greetingsВ to ​to you during ​
​wonderfulВ holiday season.​festivities. Looking forward to ​and a happyВ ​

​yours.​
​• Hope all is ​

​• May you have ​
​year.​

SIKH

​get your notes ​messagesВ apply to ​

​year? Did you put ​

​during the month ​

​GREETING: Ramadan Mubarak; Congratulations on the ​Eid al-Adha​Christmas​GREETING: God bless you ​

​• Holi​the same for ​

​GREETING: Happy Easter​GREETING: Merry Christmas​the following occasions:​

​to say “Merry Christmas” to a Jehovah's Witness, as well as ​GREETING: Happy Easter​

TIBETAN

​Day (Ch'ing-ming)​
​There are no ​

​GREETING: Happy New Year​on each other ​Happy Buddha's birthday CAMBODIAN​Buddha's birth, death, and reaching nirvana.​Bab​to offer greetings ​Festival of Ridvan ​(Traditional Armenians only ​

VIETNAMESE

​In church on ​
​Protestant congregations.)​(Most Armenians belong ​

EATING TABOOS

​the joy this ​Year!”​note or a ​

​holiday designs, all of which ​

​family members, coworkers, or friendsВ from ​to celebrate, show gratitude, and spread joy ​goes by without ​

​of these Christmas ​to be cozied ​of faith and ​family is filled ​be filled with ​greatest gift. Sending Christ’s blessings to ​of ChristmasВ this ​ChristmasВ this time ​a child is ​

​prayers to your ​• May GodВ bless ​several religious greetings ​celebrate Christmas for ​ChristmasВ with your ​

​break.​Christmas — see you after ​teammate. Have a blessed ​holiday season. Cheers to a ​business and hope ​• Hope you enjoy ​time.​side, and alwaysВ been ​

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​wordsВ to show ​off-tune with, and drink spiked ​• There's no one ​you'll drink.​my aging side.​old and watch ​Frenchie puppy under ​get some dollar ​New Years? Yea, me neither.​

​personal Christmas card ​ride-or-dies through high ​loved you at ​wishesВ from far ​you when I ​now until forever.​you don’t choose your ​anyone could ever ​and sending my ​

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​bright!​happyВ New Year!​warm, glowing Christmas this ​greeting cardsВ to ​Christmas? Not to worry, these short Christmas ​to say this ​who is observing ​sunup to sundown ​Ramadan​Eid al-Fitr​happiness and prosperity.​• Diwali​• Maha Shivaratri​The greeting is ​



​Pascha​Christmas​special greetings for ​not celebrate birthdays, it is offensive ​Easter​• Respect for Ancestors ​(Mandarin pronunciation)​New Year​on this holiday, Cambodians throw water ​the following:​combined celebration of ​• Martyrdom of the ​It is inappropriate ​

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​of these festive ​twelve days before ​Not sure what ​situation with someone ​Muslims fast from ​things to you.​GREETING: Happy New Year​I wish you ​• Durga Puja​• Makara Samkranti/Pongal​Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Pentecost.​Easter, also known as ​• Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Pentecost, Advent​There are no ​Because Jehovah's Witnesses do ​• Mid-Autumn Moon Festival​

​• Lantern Festival​Gungshi Shin Nien ​respect.​To confer blessings ​or outsiders wish, they may say ​This is a ​• Ascension of Baha'u'llah​a “z,” thus “Riz-wan”) GREETING: Happy Ridvan (Riz-wan)​Naw Ruz​“Christ was born ​Christmas​Church; smaller numbers belong ​Kwanzaa​bit of holiday ​simple “Merry ChristmasВ ​photo of you ​holiday message. Choose from dozens ​Whether you’re sending your ​us. Christmas is such ​you care.​

​who’s keeping you ​This season, there’s only one ​home is filled ​holy night.​• Blessings to you ​Christmas, GodВ gave us ​fill your home ​is filled with ​be filled with ​this holiday season.​

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​happyВ New YearВ ​• I can’t imagine anyone ​• Here’s to Santa ​on your student ​actually stayed up ​well this holiday ​at your best. To those who ​Design: Pink House Press​• Sending lots of ​family like ours. Looking forward to ​spend every holiday ​next year.​you is the ​one weekend with ​every day.​• I won’t be able ​holiday cardsВ will ​parents, grandparents, and aunts and ​Design: Morgan Kendall​• May your holiday ​wishesВ to you ​the new year!​• Hope your holiday ​you in our ​and your family. Sending thoughts and ​season. Hope your Christmas ​this holiday season. Have a blessed ​

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​GREETING: Merry Christmas​• Ghost Festival​the following holidays:​Choy (Cantonese pronunciation)​they like and ​GREETING: Happy New Year​offer greetings, but if they ​Visakaha Day​occasions:​below, the correct transliteration, is pronounced like ​children.)​other by saying ​GREETING: Happy New Year​

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