What Does the Expression "Holiday
And What's the Difference between the Different Holiday Season Greetings?
First of all, what does "season" mean?
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It usually means any of the four periods of the year: spring, summer,
autumn and winter.
However, in this case, the word "season" has a special meaning. It is
used to mean "a period of time during a year when a particular activity
For example, the "football season," is the period of time when football
matches take place.
And the holiday season (also called the holidays
, or Christmas season
is the time period from the end of November to early January that
includes several holidays (celebrations), such as Christmas and New
It is a special time of the year, for many people.
= a message of good wishes.
What Are some
Holiday Season Greetings?
greeting is said at Christmas to wish people a pleasant Christmas
period. It is traditionally used in North America, the United Kingdom,
Ireland and Australia.
This greeting is an alternative to "Merry Christmas." It can be used in
the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Happy New Year!
A greeting said at the start of a New Year.
are many different holidays at this time of the year.
Thanksgiving (a North American holiday), Christmas (Originally a
Christian holiday, but it is also widely celebrated by many
non-Christians), New Year (a holiday in countries that start a new year
on January 1st), Hanukkah (a Jewish holiday), Kwanzaa (an
African-American holiday), and others.
"Happy Holidays" can be
used for all the holidays collectively. In the United States, this
greeting has gained much popularity in the last decade.
This greeting is usually used in writing and not in speech. You can see
it a lot on greeting cards.
"Season's Greetings," similarly to "Happy holidays" can be used for all
the holidays collectively.