It would be very like Christmas, but it would go by another name so that everyone would feel it belonged to them -- "Friendship Week." Everyone would give presents to the people they love, but instead of celebrating with biological family they'd celebrate with spiritual family and it would have to last all week because of all the parties. There would be billions of twinkle lights EVERYWHERE because that'd be a very important part of the tradition and people would wear wreaths of battery-powered twinkle lights on their heads instead of Santa hats. And the Friendship Week Tree would never be cut as that would be considered TERRIBLY bad luck -- instead people would buy a little potted tree and decorate it every winter, and plant it outside when it got too big and buy a new one. People would tell each other "You're my friend!" instead of "Merry ___" or "Happy ___." Instead of red & forest green, the traditional colors would be VIOLET and spring green. Instead of roasting turkey or pig, people would have raw nuts and fruits and veggies, because it would be bad luck to eat something dead (cooked) on Friendship Week (unless it was pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, or collards :D). And the traditional "I don't really know you" gift would be a potted plant (a new friend!) instead of sweets. (but there would still be sweets!)
aww, now I'm all nostalgic for something that doesn't exist. Oh well, Christmas comes close enough. I loooooooove Christmas so much!!!
Live in/near Portland, Oregon and want to adopt a sweet black kitty? (just in time for Holloween, heh) I wanted to take zir home but *sniff* too far away.
If you're in California, don't forget to vote no on Proposition 8, which would eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry. And encourage others to do the same. ;-)
and Happy Birthday demonista!!!