Is ‘Happy’ The Right Greeting For ‘Memorial Day’?
by Anura Guruge
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This morning I heard, twice on CNN, folks wishing each other and the viewers a ‘Happy Memorial Day‘.
I fully understand where they are coming from, but to me it seems like an oxymoron, if not, at worst, incongruous.
I have similar problems when it come to some of the Jewish holidays. Should you really wish somebody a ‘Happy Yom Kippur‘? Same with Good Friday (as opposed to Easter Sunday).
I think that the greeting should include something along the lines of ‘Have a Reflective Memorial Day‘.
If you are referring to the entire holiday weekend I can understand people using the word happy.
Just a thought.