The biggest and most important celebration and holiday for a Rational Hedonist is your birth-day.
Birth was your beginning, time and history began for you, the start of your special time in the world to fulfill the culmination of thousands of years of a genetic mixing bowl of intelligence, creativity, and special abilities. It's about remembering the special day of your arrival, a celebration of all you've done and accomplished. There is certainly nothing wrong with accepting compliments or patting yourself on the shoulder with deserved self-pride for where you're at at this point, looking back as to how far you've come, celebrating and enjoying the good things and meaningful friends in your life, as you are surrounded by those friends, significant others, co-workers, both family and adopted family; or choose to have a few hours of quiet reflection and "you"-time.
It is a day to treat yourself to favorite pleasures both small and large, self-indulgence and giving yourself royal treatment even if it's just this one day a year. Buy something you want that no one else would know.
Your birthday cycle repeats a yearly spiral that repeats that special energy that was you the day you were born and coils around again and again, each year with added wisdom, knowledge and creativity -- our true New year.
G.K. is currently the official Spokesman representing Rational Hedonism online; an Ordained Celebrant (not "celibate"!) with R.H. and conducts or advises others with Weddings, Civil Unions, Remembrance Ceremonies (both people and pets), Adoption and Naming Ceremonies; and conducts "Garden" Parties for Rational Hedonists throughout the United States.