I agree with you, Murf. Halloween is my favorite holiday, but I can't just spend the entire year looking forward to only that one day, as there are lots of great days ahead of us in 2012 besides Halloween. Jaunary, as you pointed out is pretty dead, and that's especialy true for me. The truth be told, I can't stand January, but I do try to occupy my time either with a major house cleaning chore, or other project, or with new horror movie releases at the local theatre. This January, however, the 13th is going to fall on a Friday, so I will be celebrating "Little Halloween" on Friday the 13th, as I will be on April 13th of 2012.
I don't even bother with Valentiens Day at all, except to screen the "Charlie Brown" Valentines Day themed stories. I use to love that day when I was a kid, but right now there really is no significance for me. For St. Patty's day, however, I do a family dinner in March, and next year I'll actualy be having it on the 17th. Of course, I also love Summer time. My motorcycle and I spend a lot of time together between March and N ovember, and the 4th of July is also a very close 2nd to Halloween for being a favorite day. I love fireworks. I also have done plenty of picnicks and back yard barbecues, and the Sumeer time is the best time for barbecuing. I am tentatively planning a family gathering for either June or August.
Like you, Easter is a very high holy day, but most of the religious observances are during Holy Week. I attend what is called by the Catholic Church the Trudium. I attend the Mass of the Lords Supper on Holy Thursday, and then Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday, and then the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday. Additionaly I attend Mass on Easter Sunday morning. I do prepar a traditional Easter dinner when it's my turn to cook Easter dinner, but we usualy have that at my brothers house, and I have to cart it t here. We did have Easter at my house one year, but that was because my brother at the time was living up in Chicago Ridge, and my sister was having her basement remodeled.
When it's her t urn to cook, we usualy have Vegitable Lasagna (YUCK, YOUCK AND A THOUSAND TIMES YUCK!!!)