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2017-03-13 01:50:02 PM  
My personal fav: the Korean mud festival
 
2017-03-13 01:52:48 PM  
Guess you'll have to settle for a thick coating of Cheetoh dust.
 
2017-03-13 01:55:11 PM  
All the good holidays were declared pagan blasphemy by the puritans.  Now all you get to do is eat too much food while being told why you're living your life wrong.
 
2017-03-13 02:01:44 PM  
Nothing surpasses Fake Patty's Day in Manhattan, Kansas.
 
2017-03-13 02:27:30 PM  
I just hired on a bunch of developers in India and just learned about it.  They all have the day off.  Then I looked into it and it looks pretty darn cool.

I mean, I took off for Mardi Gras, so an interesting mix of cultures I'm dealing with.  Pretty nifty.
 
2017-03-13 02:35:31 PM  
Halloween does not suck, my friend.
 
2017-03-13 02:55:23 PM  
It's all well and good until somebody lights off some pyrotechnics in the midst of that big cloud of aerosolized powder...
 
2017-03-13 03:05:11 PM  
American holidays suck because we successfully turn them into some combination of shopping/drinking events, rather than a celebration of some thing.

Some of them we can't even get the damn names right.  See "The 4th of July" or every neo-Irish poser yapping about "Patty's Day."  Just this year I saw numerous retail chains pushing "Thanksgifting!"

Fark them.
 
2017-03-13 03:06:47 PM  

RedPhoenix122: All the good holidays were declared pagan blasphemy by the puritans.  Now all you get to do is eat too much food while being told why you're living your life wrong.


Halloween -as a kid you get to race through the neighborhood in the dark making mischief and getting candy. In college all the coeds use it as a free pass to dress provocatively and create mischief.

Valentine's day - as a kid you are forced to make one card for each member of your class but as an adult you can machine gun down some of those same kids.

/who uses the word coed anymore?
 
2017-03-13 03:09:52 PM  

Cheron: /who uses the word coed anymore?


Porn search engines.
 
2017-03-13 03:10:50 PM  
Are you kidding me?  Thanksgiving is great.  All that's expected of me is stuffing my face and watching football.
 
2017-03-13 03:12:33 PM  

Rent Party: American holidays suck because we successfully turn them into some combination of shopping/drinking events, rather than a celebration of some thing.

Some of them we can't even get the damn names right.  See "The 4th of July" or every neo-Irish poser yapping about "Patty's Day."  Just this year I saw numerous retail chains pushing "Thanksgifting!"

Fark them.



Shouldn't it be St. Paddy's Day?
 
2017-03-13 03:15:38 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Are you kidding me?  Thanksgiving is great.  All that's expected of me is stuffing my face and watching football.


DOOR BUSTERS!
 
2017-03-13 03:23:32 PM  
Wife is Indian and Holi is indeed awesome, although her family doesn't celebrate it. I got to join in the festivities last year in India and it was tons of fun
 
2017-03-13 03:24:02 PM  

The_Sponge: Rent Party: American holidays suck because we successfully turn them into some combination of shopping/drinking events, rather than a celebration of some thing.

Some of them we can't even get the damn names right.  See "The 4th of July" or every neo-Irish poser yapping about "Patty's Day."  Just this year I saw numerous retail chains pushing "Thanksgifting!"

Fark them.


Shouldn't it be St. Paddy's Day?


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2017-03-13 03:25:01 PM  
That looks wonderful!

Holidays here are what you make of them, mostly.
 
2017-03-13 03:30:32 PM  

The_Sponge: Halloween does not suck, my friend.


Nor does Steak & a BJ Day.
 
2017-03-13 03:37:39 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: The_Sponge: Halloween does not suck, my friend.

Nor does Steak & a BJ Day.


I call that Sunday.
 
2017-03-13 03:40:40 PM  
It's not that our holiday's suck as much as we've gotten used to them. I'm sure that there's some guy in Indian bitaching about how commercial Holi has become and how the stores keep putting up the Diwali decorations earlier and earlier and how he has to say "Happy Holidays" in case he offends a Muslim (even though everybody knows it's Bhai Dooj).
 
2017-03-13 03:44:03 PM  

Rent Party: The_Sponge: Rent Party: American holidays suck because we successfully turn them into some combination of shopping/drinking events, rather than a celebration of some thing.

Some of them we can't even get the damn names right.  See "The 4th of July" or every neo-Irish poser yapping about "Patty's Day."  Just this year I saw numerous retail chains pushing "Thanksgifting!"

Fark them.


Shouldn't it be St. Paddy's Day?

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D'oh!
 
2017-03-13 03:45:39 PM  

The_Sponge: Rent Party: The_Sponge: Rent Party: American holidays suck because we successfully turn them into some combination of shopping/drinking events, rather than a celebration of some thing.

Some of them we can't even get the damn names right.  See "The 4th of July" or every neo-Irish poser yapping about "Patty's Day."  Just this year I saw numerous retail chains pushing "Thanksgifting!"

Fark them.


Shouldn't it be St. Paddy's Day?

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D'oh!


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2017-03-13 03:47:24 PM  

Rent Party: American holidays suck because we successfully turn them into some combination of shopping/drinking events, rather than a celebration of some thing.

Some of them we can't even get the damn names right.  See "The 4th of July" or every neo-Irish poser yapping about "Patty's Day."  Just this year I saw numerous retail chains pushing "Thanksgifting!"

Fark them.


No, it's because Christianity spent the past 1000+ years eradicating the Western religions with the fun holidays. Or assimilating them, in the case of Christmas and Easter.

/And rampant commercialism too
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2017-03-13 03:54:35 PM  
We're cold, unemotional ice people. The brown sort are much more expressive
 
2017-03-13 03:57:23 PM  
My coworkers invited me last week to go to the local temple to celebrate. Unfortunately it was postponed due to weather.

Gotta respect a religion that puts their holiday on hold for crappy weather.
 
2017-03-13 03:59:22 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Rent Party: American holidays suck because we successfully turn them into some combination of shopping/drinking events, rather than a celebration of some thing.

Some of them we can't even get the damn names right.  See "The 4th of July" or every neo-Irish poser yapping about "Patty's Day."  Just this year I saw numerous retail chains pushing "Thanksgifting!"

Fark them.

No, it's because Christianity spent the past 1000+ years eradicating the Western religions with the fun holidays. Or assimilating them, in the case of Christmas and Easter.


No, "Christianity" (whoever they are) spent the *first* 1000 years doing that.  We spent the next 1000 years figuring out how to get people to the mall so they can rack up some debt on that introductory rate credit card.
 
2017-03-13 03:59:50 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: The_Sponge: Halloween does not suck, my friend.

Nor does Steak & a BJ Day.


Does it not blow?
 
2017-03-13 04:00:19 PM  

Rent Party: The_Sponge: Rent Party: The_Sponge: Rent Party: American holidays suck because we successfully turn them into some combination of shopping/drinking events, rather than a celebration of some thing.

Some of them we can't even get the damn names right.  See "The 4th of July" or every neo-Irish poser yapping about "Patty's Day."  Just this year I saw numerous retail chains pushing "Thanksgifting!"

Fark them.


Shouldn't it be St. Paddy's Day?

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D'oh!

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Hahahaha!  That looks like the kind of decoration an elementary school teacher would have in her classroom this time of year.
 
2017-03-13 04:00:27 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: It's not that our holiday's suck as much as we've gotten used to them. I'm sure that there's some guy in Indian bitaching about how commercial Holi has become and how the stores keep putting up the Diwali decorations earlier and earlier and how he has to say "Happy Holidays" in case he offends a Muslim (even though everybody knows it's Bhai Dooj).


Actually, yes. I have witnessed this complaint.
A coworker said he was happy to be in the US so that he didn't have to experience the consumerist glut. It had totally made my day.
 
2017-03-13 04:15:01 PM  

mike_d85: Rapmaster2000: Are you kidding me?  Thanksgiving is great.  All that's expected of me is stuffing my face and watching football.

DOOR BUSTERS!


That's Christmas jamming its greedy fingers into my day of gluttony.  Christmas sucks.
 
2017-03-13 04:48:50 PM  
 
2017-03-13 06:11:35 PM  
I went to a Holi festival in Brooklyn a couple years ago. It was fun
 
2017-03-13 06:43:22 PM  
Sucks to be you subby, I'm pretty fond of summer holidays at the beach, pool, golf course or bar. Usually a combo of some or all.
 
2017-03-13 07:42:22 PM  

cyberspacedout: Sin_City_Superhero: The_Sponge: Halloween does not suck, my friend.

Nor does Steak & a BJ Day.

Does it not blow?


No...the girl blows, the holiday does not.
 
2017-03-13 07:50:14 PM  
Is this "Holi" the day that several people will be killed by kites with glass shards on the strings? Fun!
 
2017-03-13 08:21:17 PM  
I've been in India during this festival. It helps if you don't think of all the toxic chemicals the unregulated factories put into those powders to get those bright colours.
 
2017-03-14 11:22:11 AM  

The_Sponge: Rent Party: American holidays suck because we successfully turn them into some combination of shopping/drinking events, rather than a celebration of some thing.

Some of them we can't even get the damn names right.  See "The 4th of July" or every neo-Irish poser yapping about "Patty's Day."  Just this year I saw numerous retail chains pushing "Thanksgifting!"

Fark them.


Shouldn't it be St. Paddy's Day?


In Ireland we just say Paddy's Day.
 
2017-03-14 12:25:20 PM  
Holi is a blast... I got to participate in a small city in southern Nepal years ago, wandering around a market. At first people were reluctant to approach the giant pale Westerner, but after one young guy walked up and politely asked if he could give me some color other people saw I was amenable and it was open season on the tourist...

I looked like a melted box of crayons wearing clothes.

Even better, I got to do the same thing the to a lesser degree the next day because they count the lunar calender differently in Kathmandu than they do in the Terai. One of the guys in my group showed up at the airport colored and a bunch of Japanese tourists went nuts over him.... He's probably internet-famous in Japan now.
 
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