Other Christian Holidays???

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  1. anitak1982 macrumors 6502

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    Easter and Good Friday have been removed from the calendar but not Saint Patrick's day. This makes me sad. They have other religious holidays. Even if they named it Passover I would be ok with that. So APPLE I just put it back! That is pretty crummy

    This post isn't a debate on what religion but that they just simply removed it
     
  2. jdblas69 macrumors regular

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    Subscribed to Canadian Holiday calendar and shows Good Friday and Easter Sunday??
     
  3. anitak1982 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not the US one. I just want to know why? Christmas is still listed though
     
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    I can't know what Apple's purpose for doing this was, however, Easter is not an official US holiday whereas Christmas Day is.
     
  6. dontwalkhand macrumors 603

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    Because Christmas is always listed as it’s major enough of a holiday that non Christians even celebrate it.

    However, Easter should be listed still as well and is for me. Good Friday I don’t see however.

    I would say that in modern times Easter & Christmas are still celebrated by pretty much everyone. This is weird, Apple.
     
  7. anitak1982 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I will accept Good friday but not Easter. I added it but shouldn't have too
     
  8. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Take a step back for a few moments and try and consider this situation from a few different angles.

    For the sake of discussion, my comments will be centered around the idea that this not a technical glitch of some kind, and Apple knowing removed the two dates.

    1) Whether you or anyone else agrees with what has transpired, we (as believers) are still free to recognize the two dates, and to worship as each of us sees fit. The removal of the acknowledgment of the dates from the calendar does not really change anything with any person's personal faith.

    2) In my opinion, there is no real reason to be sad. Apple, as a corporation, is made up of and managed by many different cultures and beliefs. As such, there are going to be times when Apple does something (major or minor with policy or execution) that we may not agree with. So long as the subject of the disagreement does not infringe on anyone's Constitutional rights, or violate local, county, state or federal laws in a way that affects us, (the consumer) Apple is free to make decisions and policies that I may not agree with.

    When the aforementioned occurs, I stop and ask myself is the disagreement some kind of violation? If it isn't, I then ask myself is my disagreement based on conviction or preference. If the former, is my conviction rooted in something more than feelings? If the latter, is it really worth giving the action a second thought?

    Remove the emotion from the equation, and there is no real cause for sadness or anger (depending on the person) with Apple.

    To me, this isn't even a blip on the radar.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I suspect it is because Apple leans hard to the left.
     
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    I suspect you're making stuff up...
     
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I only wish I was.

    It is no secret . . . .

    "dark grey aluminum"?
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I did notice Apple removed those holidays as well from the calendar, that said , this thread is leaning towards The PRSI forum for discussion.
     
  13. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    Sorry I'm not up to speed...
    What about the color dark grey is "left"?
     
  14. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    As a non-believer, yours is a great post. I don't mind seeing the holidays on the calendar, though I am a bit puzzled as to the change.
     
  15. decafjava macrumors 68030

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    One of the most successful and richest capitalist corporations considered "hard left"? Only in America I guess.

    Anyway this is veering into politics so let me ask do all states in the US have the same holidays?
     
  16. RichardMZhlubb Contributor

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    Doesn't it make sense to leave it up to each user to add his or her own selected religious holidays? Christmas makes sense to include for everyone, as it is a legal holiday, but I would rather not have holidays from multiple different religions in there that I have to either delete or ignore.
     
  17. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    If the mods move the thread, I can't follow, as I have not been recently vaccinated.
     
  18. TiggrToo macrumors 6502a

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    A company that leans hard on the left would place Egalitarianism and Socialism above all else. Last I saw Apple were doing their damndest to keep billions and billions of dollars outside the United States so it profits themselves, their C-Suite and their shareholders and not the taxpayers of the United States.

    For a hard left leaning company that's an awfully Capitalistic thing to do.

    Or perhaps they don't lean as hard left as you have imagined they do.

    Since when has support or lack of support for the CHRISTIAN religion defined a political alignment? The only reason we think it does these days is because the GOP have made it so.

    So, yeah, my suspicion is founded in facts - their very behavior would show that they do not lean hard left as you purported they have.

    Why do YOU persist is stating this when the facts show quite the opposite - they show Apple is a company that is Capitalistic in it's fiscal dealings, and Socialistic in dealing with people. You cannot do that AND "lean hard left".
    --- Post Merged, Feb 20, 2018 ---
    We have Federal Holidays - of which the only Federal 'Christian' holiday is Christmas. Even then not every one of those is recognized - for example Presidents Day is a Federal Holiday that Banks, Financial Institutions and Government recognize, but very few private businesses.

    July 4th and Thanksgiving however are followed by most business (shift work aside).
     
  19. Raist3001 macrumors 65816

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    April Fools, Mother's day, Father's day, flag day? These are US holidays? Truly not a blip on my radar as a Christian, but still puzzled.
     
  20. anitak1982 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My point exactly. Why are those left?
     
  21. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    Some are, Yes
    April Fools I think they include just to be annoying.. lol

    https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/
     
  22. noobinator macrumors 603

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    It appears they see Easter as a religious holiday but not the others. I guess Christmas is so widely celebrated it's no longer considered religious lol

    None of the Jewish holidays appear either.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8289212
     
  23. Raist3001 macrumors 65816

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    Mothers day always falls on a Sunday like Easter. Business would not be closed.
    LOL to April Fools day :)
     
  24. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    Holidays aren't just closures though - for many of them its simply observance/awareness of them.
    I think they are just trying to cover lots of popular bases..

    I honestly turn all of this crap off on my calendars. It's not like you can even avoid hearing about every bloody holiday under the sun from everyone online anyhow. lol
     
  25. Raist3001 macrumors 65816

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    I guess they are not including any religious holiday's although Christmas is a religious celebration for many.
     

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