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The Holiday That Brings Out Your Best, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Ready for some fa-la-la-la-fun? An astrologer says this is the holiday that makes you most festive.

Whether you're someone who likes to party or you prefer a small get-together with friends, everyone can agree there's nothing like a holiday celebration. And while all holidays are equally important and beloved, we each have our favorites. Maybe you can't get enough of giving and receiving gifts. Or perhaps you prefer putting together a lovely meal. Or it could be that hitting up a local bar is your idea of a good time. Whatever it is that brings out your festive side, you may be able to turn to the cosmos to figure out the made-for-you holiday. Read on to hear from Best Life's resident astrologer about the holiday that brings out your best, based on your zodiac sign.

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Lauren Ash is a St. Louis-based astrologer and lifestyle writer. Ash is the resident astrologer for Best Life, Glam, and Sanctuary Astrology. Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to her blog for monthly horoscopes.

Aries: Easter

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Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and its passionate leader who is unafraid to take a risk. Born in the sunny months of spring, you'll feel revitalized by the crisp air and bright colors associated with Easter. Not to mention, all of the fun and games that occur on this holiday will bring out your goofy, childlike side. You'll have a blast chasing the little ones around the yard, helping them hide Easter eggs, and of course, coming together with family to celebrate a year of good health and prosperity.

Taurus: Black Friday

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Sure, Taurus might have a stubborn streak, but that's only a small part of your personality. Down to earth and warm, you look out for those closest to you. Life is about enjoying yourself, and your goal is to work hard so you can spend your life in comfort and style. Normally, you're one to avoid a crowd, however, there's nothing that will keep you from a good deal. As the practical and forward-thinking sign of the zodiac, you know that Black Friday is the perfect day to do your holiday shopping without breaking the bank. And don't forget to snag yourself a little something while you're at it!

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Gemini: St. Patrick's Day

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Outgoing and spontaneous, you always have a packed social schedule, and unlike other signs who might find the constant pace exhausting, you can't get enough. The best holidays for you are the ones centered on socializing, chatting people up, and of course, having a good time. St. Patrick's Day is a fun and festive day where you and all your friends can get together and let loose. Whether you decide to have a house party or join the local bar crawl, you'll have a blast dressing up in green and celebrating with your pals.

Cancer: Thanksgiving

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Sentimental and nurturing, people born under the sign of Cancer always put their loved ones first. You understand the work it takes to build a stable emotional foundation for your family, and it makes you appreciative of everything you have. For that reason, Thanksgiving is the holiday you love most. From delicious home-cooked food to spending the day with all your closest family members to taking a moment to be thankful for another year together, you always find yourself a little teary-eyed around this time of year.

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Leo: Fourth of July

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Baby, you're a firework—and the Fourth of July is the perfect time of year to dazzle the world with your shine. You're the fun-loving and welcoming extrovert of the zodiac, and you tend to draw attention everywhere you go. Whether it's your loud and infectious laugh or your flashy sense of personal style, all eyes are on you, Leo. So, whether you're the one showing off your cooking skills on the barbeque, curating the vibe with the perfect playlist, or entertaining your friends with another rowdy story, Independence Day is the holiday that makes you feel the freest.

Virgo: Christmas

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Virgos are among the most humble, thoughtful, and kind signs of the zodiac. Though your cautious nature might make you appear aloof or uninterested at first, you're seriously kind-hearted under the surface. Everyone knows you're the perfectionist of the zodiac, but few people give you credit for your love of helping others. Christmas is the perfect holiday for you because it combines all of your most-loved things—family, friends, and gift-giving. For you, there's no better way to end the year than with some time around the fire with your loved ones.

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Libra: Valentine's Day

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Compassionate and empathetic people, Libras always go out of their way to help others. In astrology, Libra is the sign of lovers, so it makes sense that Valentine's Day brings out the best in you. From delicious food and wine to romantic gestures, you're sure to get wrapped up in the aesthetics and drama of this holiday. Of course, you're also into the finer things in life, so you're certainly expecting to be spoiled by your special someone. But for all the pampering you like to receive, you're always sure to return the gesture.

Scorpio: Halloween

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Scorpios are famous for being the most intense, magnetic, and mysterious sign of the zodiac. It can be difficult to read you at first, but people might be surprised to learn you have a goofy and fun-loving side hiding under your cool and calm exterior. The ideal holiday for you allows you to fully embrace your dark side while also having some fun. And with Halloween falling directly within your season, there's no better fit for your spooky self. It has all your favorite things—sweets, treats, and celebrating all things that go bump in the night.

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Sagittarius: April Fool's Day

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Sagittarians are known for their larger-than-life personalities and optimistic approach to life. The only rule you have for yourself is to have fun, no matter what life throws at you. And because you're not afraid to look silly, you have a great sense of humor. There's no better fit for the trickster of the zodiac than April Fool's Day. Not only are you the best at pulling off audacious pranks and making people laugh, but you're also a really good sport when the tables are turned.

Capricorn: Labor Day

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You're the hardest working sign of the zodiac, Capricorn. A born leader, you're relentless in your pursuit of excellence. Your work-hard-play-hard attitude is what leads to your success, and you know the best part of getting to the top is enjoying the view. So the best holiday for you is Labor Day, a celebration of all the contributions, achievements, and progress American workers have made over the years. This three-day weekend will give you a chance to enjoy the fruits of your labor and spend some extra time with the people you care about most.

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Aquarius: Hanukkah

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Aquarians are open-minded and love to step outside their comfort zones. As the zodiac's free-spirited rebel, you're always looking to mix and mingle with people from all walks of life. You learn best by exposing yourself to new ideas, so the best holiday for you is one full of rich history, a love of community, and celebrating triumphs. Hanukkah is a time of year when everyone is encouraged to expand their hearts and their minds in the spirit of togetherness. The Festival of Lights will give you eight nights of warm holiday spirit.

Pisces: New Year's Eve

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New year, new you! Pisces are known for being the most flexible sign of the zodiac, often completely changing their persona on a dime. For you, life is about trying new things and exploring all the different versions of you that you can be. That's why New Year's Eve is the best match for you; there's something very satisfying about celebrating the year behind you and looking ahead to how you can change and transform in the year to come. And of course, there's nothing your sentimental side loves more than ringing in another year of joy and prosperity with your friends.

Lauren Ash
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