Celebration Of Life Week

After most people have run the gauntlet that we call the holiday season, the last thing that most people want to do is to celebrate another holiday. After all, many people have gone through Thanksgiving (or some other harvest festival if they don’t live in the U.S), Christmas, and New Year. However, there is one holiday that people might want to observe and that’s Celebration of Life Week.

The purpose of this week-long holiday that begins on the first of January is for people to approach the New Year with a heart full of gratitude. And it’s a holiday week most people are going to want to celebrate because it doesn’t require anyone to change their schedule whatsoever.

The History Of Celebration Of Life Week

Unfortunately, we were unable to uncover who invented this holiday week, but we would like to note that people have been celebrating a period of gratitude after New Year for thousands of years in dozens of different cultures. Just about every culture has a day or a few days on which people are supposed to show their gratitude. In some cultures, it’s also a time to not only show gratitude for what you have but also to repent for everything that you’ve done wrong.

Observing Celebration Of Life Week

Celebrating this holiday should be easy for most people. It doesn’t require anyone to throw a party, invite friends over, or buy gifts. It’s not a week when people are obligated to do anything. All they have to do is to think about the areas of their life in which they’ve been blessed and to show their gratitude in any way they deem appropriate.

Yes, it is actually that easy. If all of us took a few days at the beginning of the year to think about the areas in which we’re fortunate, instead of concentrating on the negative, then the world would be a better place.

When is it?
This year (2023)
January 1 Sunday
Next year (2024)
January 1 Monday
Last year (2022)
January 1 Saturday
Appreciation & Honor, Lifestyle