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Holidays and Relationships

  • By: Karen L. Fingerman, Andrew Buckser & Nicholas A. Turiano
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Holiday initially was derived from the longer term holy day, involving a relationship with a spiritual deity. The word now encompasses a range of secular, national, and religious celebrations inherently linked with personal ...

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