Why do we celebrate?

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Why do we enjoy the holidays so much? They disrupt our personal and business lives. They take up significant amounts of our time and money. They cause us endless stress. And yet, we describe them as magical and look forward to them each year.

Our love of the holidays has nothing to do with the gifts we receive. It’s the rituals, the traditions, and the stories of the past which draw us in. It’s how we come together with our family and friends to celebrate what has come before and where we are now.

The holidays are an integral part of our culture, they give us a feeling of meaning and belonging. What “holidays” do you celebrate in your workplace culture?