I was raised Catholic and attended Catholic schools for 12 years. I'm glad I was raised in a church even though I no longer practice any formal religion or go to any church. But I'm rethinking this.
So many of our holidays (HOLY days?) and traditions are based on a religion. Some of my relatives are Jewish and I am always surprised at how many traditions are based on their religion. Like "spring cleaning", I think. Some say origins of spring cleaning date back to the ancient Jewish practice of thoroughly cleansing the home in anticipation of the springtime festival of Passover. Also to get rid of bugs that may have infested their perishables like flour.
It's hard for me to explain Christmas and Easter and so on to my grandsons without giving a little bit of the background. Usually I lead off with "some religions or cultures" believe .... yada yada yada. It's easier in this age of Google as quite a few Catholic and Jewish holy days are about the same time of year. And I know I could branch out with Muslims, Buddhists, Pagans and Zoroastrians celebrations and, of course, modern African-American holiday Kwanza.
I'm just not that politically correct. Yet