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Holy Days/ Holidays Religion/ Leisure Make sense of world which is beyond our observation, proof, understanding Similarities Celebration “affirm basic meaningfulness of universe & sense of oneness with it Can’t force leisure, happens from inside out Celebration – you don’t work at it

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Holy Days/ Holidays


Religion/ Leisure

Make sense of world which is beyond our observation, proof, understanding


SimilaritiesCelebration

“affirm basic meaningfulness of universe & sense of oneness with it


Can’t force leisure, happens from inside out

Celebration – you don’t work at it


Free Will

  • Religious belief, leisure spring from the ind will


Integration

  • Both integrative & inclusive

  • Wholeness

  • transcendent


Well-being/ Self realization

  • Leisure: state of mind – personal develop.

  • Free time – potential spiritual growth


Search for the Authentic

  • Belief in authentic in purer/ simpler times

  • modernism


Ritual

  • Perfunctory, conventionalized act thru which an ind portrays respect for some object of ultimate value


Holidays

  • All cultures – religious ceremonies; festivals

  • Medieval Europe – 1 in 3

  • Reformation


  • Became multifaceted

  • Urbanization – termination of work


18th Century Europe

  • England : Christmas, New Year, Whitsuntide

  • Communal holidays


  • Saint Monday

  • Sporting events

  • Week-end; tourism


Canada/ US

  • Various sources:

  • Patriotic

  • Seasonal

  • Religious

  • Unofficial holidays


  • Ethnicity

  • Eg Rosh Hashanah


Statutory holidays


  • Holy day to holiday

  • Eg Groundhog Day


Minor holidays


Sunday/ Sabbath

  • Judaism

  • Christianity


  • Puritan mvt

  • Book of Sports


Organized religion

  • Shapes leisure:

  • Worthy behavior/ qualities

  • Restrictive influence


Condemned

  • Theatre

  • Alcohol/ drugs

  • Gambling

  • Dancing

  • Sexually related activity

  • Idleness

  • Violence/ cruelty


Puritans

  • Pleasure

  • Class conflict


  • Original sin

  • predestination


Promoted

  • Potluck suppers, festivals, raffles, fairs, athletic events


Formal orgs

  • YM-YWCA’s

  • YM-YWHA’s

  • Salvation Army

  • B’nai B’rith


Leisure as Religion

  • Dissatisfaction: alternatives

  • Fundamentalism


  • Cults


  • Leisure experience


  • Jogging/running

  • Purification

  • Transpersonal stage

  • Mystical experience


  • Soccer


Religion/ Leisure/ Postmodern Culture

  • Truth & belief systems

  • Authentic self vs saturated self


  • Login