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It's HumanLight Day or Christmas for humanists.
I had no idea until a few minutes ago that it is HumanLight Day. I didn't even know there was something called HumanLight Day. I just happened to hear about it on the National Public Radio's program Fresh Air with Terry Gross. She was talking with Greg Epstein, the humanist chaplain at Harvard University when someone mentioned that Wednesday is HumanLight Day.
What is HumanLight Day, you ask? It's humanists' response to Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa.
An explanation from the HumanLight site:
HumanLight illuminates Humanism's positive secular vision. In Western societies, late December is a season of good cheer and a time for gatherings of friends and families. During the winter holiday season, where the word "holiday" has taken on a more secular meaning, many events are observed. This tradition of celebrations, however, is grounded in supernatural religious beliefs that many people in modern society cannot accept. HumanLight presents an alternative reason to celebrate: a Humanist's vision of a good future. It is a future in which all people can identify with each other, behave with the highest moral standards, and work together toward a happy, just and peaceful world.
Google let me down this time. I rely on the search engine's opening page to inform me about the relatively obscure holiday. Google let me down today.