Religious Holidays: the original holidays. These are consecrated days or part of a religious festival. These may or may not be celebrated by people not of the origin religion, though when they are it is often in a much different form. Some things a religious holiday may celebrate: >In honor of the birth or death of prophets >In honor of the birth or death of divine entities or demi-gods >In memory or honor of miracles performed >Days declared holy by the holy scripture; days with special requirements as declared by the holy scripture
National Holidays: holidays legally recognized by the government; often non-working days for government employees, national holidays may also be a day in which non-government businesses also close. Some things a national holiday may celebrate: >Anniversary of the founding of the kingdom/country/state/town/etc >Anniversary of important battles, whether local or national >Anniversary of the birth or death of leaders, previous leaders, or other important figures >Days to honor living veterans, deceased veterans, and those currently serving the country >Depending on the government of the land, some religious holidays may recognized as national holidays as well.
Cultural Celebrations: due to the lack of religious or national recognition, these are generally only considered celebrations rather than holidays. >These may have started out as a religious or national holiday that lost its original intent and transformed into something completely unrelated from its source. >These may have started out as a random idea by someone who thought it would be fun, and who convinced others to join. >These may be celebrated in a small area, or among certain individuals in a wider area. >>A couple of examples: an annual neighborhood barbecue could count as a holiday in that neighborhood; pi day could count as a holiday to math and pie fanatics across the world, while not being a holiday to anyone else.
when i made my first blog last year, i never ( in a million years) would’ve guessed i’d ever accumulate this number of followers. ever. with my on and off activity, n’ mass shitposting, i’m surprised i ever even surpassed 100. way more important than numbers, though, are the people who i’ve met & interacted with here, and who have inspired me – or encouraged me to stick around, when i wasn’t feeling it. ™
i’ve said it countless times – & i’ll say it when i’m on my deathbed : i love cloud strife. he was the first muse i wanted to pick up, but i decided against it because he was already such a popular character and muse. finallymaking this blog back in october of 2016 wasn’t a mistake. despite being painfully awkward, i’ve met a ton of people ; some i speak to regularly, and others ( – my bad ) not so much.
all the same (gross) i appreciate everyone sticking around. ffvii has been a part of my life quite literally since the year i was born, and having some means of conveying how much it ( – & cloud) means to me is pretty therapeutic, n’ relaxing. i won’t ramble muchmore, anyhow. i’m not gonna tag most everyone in the list below, obviously, but i’ll make some mentions. the usual stuff, right ? cloud voice: let’s mosey.