Applying Sociology to Holidays

Learning about holidays through a sociological perspective!

The Sociological Significance of Eid-l-fitr Celebration

May 2021 | Nigeria

The Sociological Significance of Eid-l-fitr Celebration

Guest contributor Muib Shefiu writes on the sociological significance of the Muslim celebration of Eid-l-fitr discussing the role of collective rituals in holiday celebrations.

Muib Shefiu

Muib Shefiu

The Sociology of Celebrating Holocaust Remembrance Day in Germany

January 2021 | Germany

The Sociology of Celebrating Holocaust Remembrance Day in Germany

Guest contributor Ismail Hassan writes about Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Ismail Hassan

Ismail Hassan

Digitization of social practices. Día de la Virgen in times of pandemic.

December 2020 | Mexico

Digitization of social practices. Día de la Virgen in times of pandemic.

Guest contributor Luis Alberto Peniche Moreno writes about celebrating Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe in 2020 and the digitization of social practices.

Luis Alberto Peniche Moreno

Luis Alberto Peniche Moreno

The 'Social' Labor Behind Labor Day

September 2020 | US

The 'Social' Labor Behind Labor Day

Guest contributor Christopher Hutton writes about the social labor behind labor day.

Christopher Hutton

Christopher Hutton

The Christmas Spirit: A Sociological Perspective on Seasonal Altruism

December 2019 | US

The Christmas Spirit: A Sociological Perspective on Seasonal Altruism

Co-founder Stephanie Wilson discusses seasonal altruism at Christmas time.

Stephanie Wilson

Stephanie Wilson

The Need for Sociologists in the Halloween Industry

October 2019 | US

The Need for Sociologists in the Halloween Industry

Co-founder Luke Hanna discusses why we need sociologists working in the Halloween industry.

Luke Hanna

Luke Hanna

The Sociological Analysis of Universal Celebration of International Workers' Day

May 2021 | Nigeria

The Sociological Analysis of Universal Celebration of International Workers' Day

Guest contributor Timothy Ojewuyi Blessing writes about the sociology behind International Workers' Day.

Timothy Ojewuyi Blessing

Timothy Ojewuyi Blessing

2020 Top 5 Sociological Phenomena in the United States

December 2020 | US

2020 Top 5 Sociological Phenomena in the United States

Guest contributor Christopher Hutton writes about five sociological phenomena witnessed in the US in 2020.

Christopher Hutton

Christopher Hutton

Why do Families have Political Arguments on Thanksgiving?

November 2020 | US

Why do Families have Political Arguments on Thanksgiving?

Co-founders Luke Hanna and Stephanie Wilson share sociological insight on political arguments over family holiday meals.

Luke Hanna and Stephanie Wilson

Luke Hanna and Stephanie Wilson

Nigerian Independence Day: Celebrating Nigeria At 60?

September 2020 | Nigeria

Nigerian Independence Day: Celebrating Nigeria At 60?

Guest contributor Adamu Usman Garko reflects on the meaning of independence in Nigeria.

Adamu Usman Garko

Adamu Usman Garko

Applying the Sociological Imagination to Thanksgiving

November 2019 | US

Applying the Sociological Imagination to Thanksgiving

Co-founders Luke Hanna and Stephanie Wilson outline an easy way of applying the sociological imagination to Thanksgiving.

Luke Hanna and Stephanie Wilson

Luke Hanna and Stephanie Wilson

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Ramadan: The Sacred Month of the Muslims

April 2021 | Nigeria

Ramadan: The Sacred Month of the Muslims

Guest contributor Muib Shefiu writes about the Muslim customs, values, and rituals of the sacred month of Ramadan.

Muib Shefiu

Muib Shefiu

The Sociology of Christmas in Nigeria

December 2020 | Nigeria

The Sociology of Christmas in Nigeria

Guest contributor Hassan Idris writes about the sociology of Christmas as it is celebrated in Nigeria.

Hassan Idris

Hassan Idris

The Joy of Death in Mexico: A reflection on the sacred objects that generate social cohesion on the Día de Muertos

October 2020 | Mexico

The Joy of Death in Mexico: A reflection on the sacred objects that generate social cohesion on the Día de Muertos

Guest contributor Luis Alberto Peniche Moreno writes about the sacred objects that generate social cohesion on the Día de Muertos

Luis Alberto Peniche Moreno

Luis Alberto Peniche Moreno

Is Santa Claus a Public Health Risk?

December 2019 | US

Is Santa Claus a Public Health Risk?

Co-founder Luke Hanna outlines discourse suggesting Santa Claus may represent a social problem.

Luke Hanna

Luke Hanna

A Sociological Perspective on the Halloween Urban Legend of "Free Weed for Kids"

October 2019 | US

A Sociological Perspective on the Halloween Urban Legend of "Free Weed for Kids"

Co-founder Stephanie Wilson provides a sociological analyses on the urban legend that people may hand out marijuana on Halloween.

Stephanie Wilson

Stephanie Wilson


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