Originally Posted by otc
That's not entirely true. Some holidays are observed in celebration or remembrance of something important. It is hard to call those made up.
independence day is pretty real. Christmas has pretty weird origins, but if you believe you are celebrating a birth (and not some pagan stuff), then it is pretty real too.
That is different than Valentine's day or one if those holidays made up because "xyz demographic group doesn't have a holiday yet"...maybe they should do something holiday worthy then
honestly, holidays are like sausage, you really don't want to know how they came into being.