Educate, don't just celebrate.
Take time to educate yourself about the history of the holidays. Many holidays, particularly in American society are tainted by the reality of there being two sides to every story and the fact that what is reason to celebrate for one group may be a reason to mourn for another. We all have a right to acknowledge our truth and what is joyous, freeing or emancipating for us. Yet, it is important to remember that one's joy may come at the expense of another's pain or one's freedom may be another person's imprisonment. Living in such a culturally diverse society demands that in addition to honoring ourselves we must respect others. Take time to educate yourself about all sides of his-story.
Peace Ma'at E. L. Lewis