Today is the conjunction of three holidays and Christmas ain’t one. Many atheists are aware that today is Festivus. But it is also the Pastafarian holiday of “Holiday” and the Humanist day of HumanLight.
Personally, I am partial to HumanLight. It is a more family oriented holiday that is taken more seriously than the other two holidays. HumanLight is about fun and silliness too; after all, it is a family oriented celebration. But it is a holiday that tries to have a little more gravitas than the other two holidays. Instead of just looking for an excuse to celebrate — which is always fun – HumanLight is a celebration in itself.
This year, the family and I are headed over to the Ethical Society where the Humanists of Greater Philadelphia will be holding a joint event with the good people of Ethical Culture. The HumanLight lunch should be a fun time for the whole family.
This isn’t the first year we attended HumanLight, but it will be the first year that we will not see our friend, the co-founder of HumanLight, Joe Fox. Joe died earlier this year. To me, he was more than just the co-creator of the holiday; he was the embodiment of the holiday. The holiday will live on and in that way, Joe will live on too.
Find out more about HumanLight at HumanLight.org.