Can you say happy holidays to a Jehovah Witness?
Because Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate birthdays, it is offensive to say “Merry Christmas” to a Jehovah’s Witness, as well as “Happy Birthday.” Both are disrespectful greetings. There are no special greetings for the following occasions: Candlemas.
Do Jehovah’s celebrate Mother’s Day?
Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate most holidays or events that honour people who aren’t Jesus. That includes birthdays, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and Hallowe’en. They also don’t celebrate religious holidays such as Christmas and Easter in the belief that these customs have pagan origins.
Do Jehovah’s Witnesses celebrate anything?
Jehovah’s witnesses do not celebrate national or religious holidays or birthdays. The only day they do memorialize is Jesus Christ’s death around the time of Easter and Passover.
What rules do Jehovah’s Witnesses follow?
Jehovah’s Witnesses do not observe holidays they believe to have pagan origins, such as Christmas, Easter, and birthdays. They do not salute the national flag or sing the national anthem, and they refuse military service. They also refuse blood transfusions, even those that could be life saving.
What do Jehovah’s Witnesses do on Thanksgiving Day?
All this isn’t to say that Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t enjoy themselves on Thanksgiving. Like almost everyone else, they have the day off from work, and they might visit with friends and family or have a meal with them.
Why do Jehovah’s Witnesses not salute the American flag?
They might cite biblical injunctions against drunkenness and gluttony, which many Jehovah’s Witnesses associate with Thanksgiving. And just as Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t salute the American flag because they consider that to be a form of idolatry, they also object to the call by Sarah J. Hale to conflate religion and patriotism on Thanksgiving.
Can a Jehovah’s Witness have a civil holiday?
Regardless of their decision, it is the rare Witness who will be offended by your invitation. Indeed, even if they decline, they’ll still be honored that you wanted to include them in your celebration. Jehovah’s Witnesses celebrate no civil holidays and few Christian ones. Thanksgiving upsets them for several reasons.
Can a Jehovah’s Witness eat leftover Turkey?
Leftovers are kosher, so to speak. No offense would be taken by bringing turkey and stuffing and pumpkin pie and all the fixin’s over to your neighbors’ house. Jehovah’s Witnesses wouldn’t equate eating leftovers with celebrating Thanksgiving, since they would not have been present at the meal itself.