Florida Senate - 2011                             (NP)    SR 320
       By Senator Siplin
       19-00411-11                                            2011320__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing “Merry Christmas” as the
    3         State of Florida’s official greeting for December 25.
    5         WHEREAS, Christmas, a holiday of great significance to most
    6  Americans and many other cultures and nationalities, is
    7  celebrated annually by Christians throughout the United States
    8  and the world, and
    9         WHEREAS, on December 25 of each calendar year, American
   10  Christians observe Christmas, the holiday celebrating the birth
   11  of Jesus Christ, and
   12         WHEREAS, popular modern customs of the holiday include
   13  gift-giving, music, the exchange of greeting cards, a special
   14  meal, church celebrations, and the display of Christmas trees,
   15  lights, and nativity scenes, and
   16         WHEREAS, many Christians and non-Christians throughout the
   17  United States and the rest of the world celebrate Christmas as a
   18  time to cherish and serve others, NOW, THEREFORE,
   20  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   22         That “Merry Christmas” is recognized as the State of
   23  Florida’s official greeting for December 25.