Jehovah's Witnesses

Can you celebrate a wedding?

Since this question was placed under the JW category, I suspect that is what you are asking is: May Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate weddings? The answer is, yes, most definitely we DO celebrate weddings, and we also have bridal or wedding showers as well as wedding receptions. We also celebrate the...

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What is origion of wedding ring?

Actually there are conflicting ideas as to the origin of the wedding ring. Let us give a few examples: * "Originally the ring was a fetter (a handcuff), used to bind the captive bride." (For Richer, for Poorer) * "The ring is a relatively modern substitute for the gold coin or other article of va...

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How is saluting a flag idolatry?

An idol becomes such by the attitude people have about it. How often have we heard of people giving their life for the flag? An idol is also an image of something else. In the United States, when one pledges allegiance to the flag, one is pledging "allegiance to flag ... AND to the republic for w...

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Do Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate birth?

Yes we do celebrate the birth of children but do not celebrate birthdays thereafter.

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Why don't Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate Halloween?

This question does not just refer to Jehovah's Witnesses. Halloween is seen by all Christians as a pagan festival that celebrates all that is evil. Whilst in the USA (especially) and increasingly in the UK, many see nothing wrong in dressing up as witches, ghouls, and anything particularly nasty,...

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Can Jehovahs wittnesses trick or treat?

No, Jehovah Witnesses believe that it is associated with what the bible does not practice and of pagan origin. Specifically it is the eve of All Hallows Day (or all Saints day). In the Christian Church Calendar, All Saints Day in November 1st so All Hallows Eve (Halloween) is October 31st evening...

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Why don't the Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate Mother's Day?

The origins of Mother's Day: On the origin of such observance, the Encyclopædia Britannica (1959 edition) states: "A festival derived from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Formal mother worship, with ceremonies to Cybele, or Rhea, the Great Mother of the Gods, were performed on the...

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Do Jehovah witnesses celebrate holidays?

no we don't celebrate holidays or birthdays we don't celebrate Christmas because Jesus' birthday wasnt on December 25th because in the bible that Jesus' birthday was 6 months before his death and he died in April (Easter) so if u go 6 months back its sometime in october we don't do Halloween beca...

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Jehovah's Witness Holidays?

There are no 'official' Jehovah's Witness holidays but they take annual leave holidays and have time off at Christmas, New Year, Easter and public holidays.

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When is the 2016 Memorial of Jesus Christ held by Jehovah's Witnesses?

It will be held on March 23, after Sundown at various locations throughout the world. Invitations to the public are being distributed now. In 2016 it falls on March 23rd after sundown. Check with any local Kingdom Halls for times.

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What holidays do Jehovah's Witnessess celebrate?

As Witnesses we enjoy our annual holidays from employment. 10,857 anointed Witnesses celebrate the Lord's Evening, while the rest of the approximately 7 million Witnesses observe the celebration. Apart from that we do not celebrate any other holidays although we do of course enjoy the time off fr...

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Can Jehovah witnesses celebrate professional administrative day?

Administrative Professionals' Day (Also known as Secretary's Day) is an unofficial secular holiday observed in the United States on the Wednesday of the last full week of April to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support profess...

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Why don't jehovah's witnesses salute the flag?

It is considered by Witnesses to be a form of idolatry

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Can you name every holiday in the world?

What I can name is the only real holiday, or Holy Day that the Bible says commemorate is the memorial of Christ's death. At Luke 22:19 Jesus says--'Also, he took a loaf, gave thanks, broke it, and gave it to them, saying: "This means my body which is to be given in YOUR behalf. Keep doing this in...

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Do Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate Thanksgiving?

No, Jehovah's witnesses do not because of the celebrations religious roots. No, because is not a religious date, nor is celebrated in the Bible. Another notation is that we should give God thanks for every day, every meal and every occasion that we have to be together with family and friends and...

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Do Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate Halloween?

No they believe Halloween celebrates the devil. Occasionally they will go trick or treating though.

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Why do the jehova's witness not celebrate independence day?

Jehova's Witnesses celebrate only one time -- they celebrate the time of Passover (from Exodus in the Jewish Bible) as a memorial of Jesus' death. They consider all other holidays Pagan or worldly.

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Can Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate weddings?

Yes they can and they do quite often. God officiated over the first wedding with Adam and Eve, because there was no one else as yet. There is every good reason to celebrate weddings. As a Jehovah's Witness I have attended many of my friends' wedding receptions and the parties as well. Marriage i...

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At holidays do Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate?

No, Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate holidays with Pagan origins such as Easter, Christmas or Halloween.

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Do Jehovahs witnessess have special customs?

No, Jehovah's Witnesses are not a ritualistic religion and have few religious customs. They commemorate annually the death of Jesus in early spring and hold regular meetings for prayer and bible study. Preaching is also considered part of their religious practice but they do not have numerious re...

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What is the origin of the Jehovah's Witnesses?

Note: The question is asking the origin, not for anything else. Answer 1: Adam's son Abel was the first of a long line of Witnesses of Jehovah God. Anyone who remained faithful to God in ancient times (according to Biblical record) was one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Answer 2: This Christian sect cal...

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Why don't Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate holidays?

Jehova's Witnesses do not celebrate holidays because they can be linked to pagan traditions. Christmas is an old pagan holiday that was converted by the early christians to represent the birth of Christ and so forth. Never understood the ban on Thanksgiving- but apparently you are suppose to than...

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What holidays do Jehovah's Witnesses celabrate?

Jehovah's Witnesses only have one religious celebration, that of the Lord's evening meal (or last supper). On a personal level they celebrate any joyous occassion that is not connected with false worship. Jehovah's Witnesses thus celebrate marriages, births, graduations and any other number of oc...

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Are there any Jehovah's Witness Holidays?

Jehovah's Witnesses commemorate the death of Jesus Christ as commanded by him to do at Luke 22:19. This is done annually on the date of Jesus death according to the ancient Jewish calander. We do also observe wedding anniversaries, but I am sure that is not what would be really regarded as a "hol...

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Are there festivals for Jehovah's witnesses?

No, there are not necessarily festivals for Jehovah Witnesses. I am one, and we as a congreation invite other congreation members for a barbeque, or just for a game of soccer. We do this often, and it is quite enjoyable. We might have a party when someone get's baptised, though, and give them gif...

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Do Jehovah's witness celebrate admin day?

Administrative Professionals' Day (Also known as Secretary's Day) is an unofficial secular holiday observed in the United States on the Wednesday of the last full week of April to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support profess...

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Do Jehovah's Witnesses have their own holidays?

Jehovah's Witnesses don't observe any holidays for the most part. The closest thing to a holiday that Jehovah's Witnesses observe is the Memorial. The Memorial is a remembrance of the Lord's Evening Meal ("The Last Supper"). The reason Jehovah's Witnesses feel they should observe this day is beca...

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Do Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate Jewish holidays since they do not have pagan roots?

Jehovah's Witnesses do not observe the ancient Jewish holidays because these are associated with the Mosiac Law which was done away with by Christ Jesus' sacrifice. Jehovah's Witnesses excercise faith in Jesus and observe the Law of the Christ rather than holding to those pre-Christian observance...

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What holidays for Jehovah witness?

Anniv. Certainly, the Bible does not put marriage in a bad light. Jesus both attended a marriage celebration and contributed to the pleasure of the occasion.-John 2:1-11.On this occasion Christians would want to be guided by the principles that apply every day of their lives. So whether one takes...

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Can Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate Thanksgiving?

No the practice of thanksgiving originated with people getting prepared for battle and was finalized with president Abraham Lincoln making it a holiday. Thanksgiving was not actually November 25th it was different days also.

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Would it be appropriate to ask a good friend who is a Jehovah's Witness to make a toast on a bridegroom at a wedding?

Well, it would be up to your friend whether he/she would do it (concious matter) but as you would probably be aware, the practice of toasting is to ward of evil spirits (when the glasses clink together) because they are frightened of the noise. So that is why Jehovah's witnesses tend not to do th...

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Why don't Jehovah's Witnesses observe lent?

Because they are not Catholics. Jehovah's Witnesses don't believe in ritualisitc fasting or holidays associated with what they consider to be false religion and/or pagan rites.

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