There’s one tradition that often gets misunderstood during this time of year, especially among us Americans: it’s using the phrase, “Happy Holidays.” Some folks think that using this term, instead of saying “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah,” or any other specific holiday, diminishes the importance of this time of year. They think the term is too recent, modern, and without a tradition of its own. However, when one does a little digging, you’ll soon find out that the phrase has a long and treasured history here in the United States and even in the Hoosier State.
Learn more Indiana History from the Indiana Historical Bureau: http://www.in.gov/history/
Search historic newspaper pages at Hoosier State Chronicles: www.hoosierstatechronicles.org
Visit our Blog: https://blog.newspapers.library.in.gov/
Visit Chronicling America to read more first drafts of history: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
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