The word holiday derived from the notion of “Holy Day”, and gradually evolved to its current form. The word holiday comes from the Old English word hāligdæg. The word originally referred only to special religious days. In modern use, it means any special day of rest or relaxation, as opposed to normal days away from work or school.
Definition of holiday: holy day: the day or days of a religious festival.
Ho”ly*day`\, n. 1. A religious festival.
2. A secular festival; a holiday.
Born-again Christians, I know majority of us, when pronounce, Happy Holidays (hóllə dày) But Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Passover. Are not a secular festival. We need to speak, Happy Holydays. This brings me to my next point.
Correct english, you need to switch the first “y” in holydays, and switch it to an “i”. Now looking holidays where do you get holla-days? Again, the pagans switched word, like the word, Christian (CHRIST-EE-uh n) not [ kríschən ].
Now, Valentines Day is not a “religious day,” this is a secular day. Everyday is the day of Love.
So please pronounce holiday (holy day) Happy Holy days!!! Jesus bless you!