the day Jesus was crucified on the afternoon of Nisan 14
Unleavened Bread (Chag HaMatzot)
First Fruits (Reishit Katzir)
when Jesus presented the “first fruits” to the Almighty
when Jesus the Messiah baptized his disciples with fire [Pentecost] (High Sabbath)
Trumpets (Yom Teruah)
Atonement (Yom Kippur) – from evening of the 9th day to the 10th day of the 7th month
A day of holy convocation
Not supposed to do any work
Present a food offering to the Lord
Be afflicted on that day
Jan 1 New Year's Day
Jan 15 Martin Luther King Day
Feb Presidents' Day
Apr 15 Tax Day
Apr 21 Easter
May Mother's Day
May Memorial Day
Jun Father's Day
Jul 4 Independence Day
Sep Labor Day
Oct 11 Columbus Day
Nov 11 Veterans' Day (observed)
Dec 24 Christmas Eve
Dec 25 Christmas Day
Dec 31 New Year's Eve
One needs to study, for instance, the evils of Christopher Columbus; do you want to honor such a wicked man?
Or does spring break have its roots in pagan revelry?
Frankly, people need to make up their own mind what they value.
Our Community members recognize them as they feel comfortable, no judgement here.
Furthermore, the fact is we are not cultish or strict on customs and traditions.
We are also not isolationists and we know what the world is doing, whether we like it or not. Live in the world but be not of the world.
Once we get to Heaven we are certain these days will not be celebrated but until then,
When in Rome ....
Bible verses to take note of
Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
Colossians 2:16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.
Romans 14:1-23 As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. ...
Other Notable Holidays
October 31 Reformation Day
a Protestant Christian religious holiday celebrated on October 31, alongside All Hallows' Eve (Halloween) during the triduum of Allhallowtide, in remembrance of the onset of the Reformation.According to Philip Melanchthon, 31st October 1517 was the day German monk Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the All Saints' Church in Wittenberg, Electorate of Saxony in the Holy Roman Empire.
Pagan Holidays (Celtic, Germanic, Slavic & Roman Catholic
Notice commercial & national holidays overlap - interesting - what are you really celebrating?
Ground Hog Day
Imbolc or Imbolg also called (Saint) Brigid's Day is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. Most commonly it is held on the 1st and 2nd
Vernal Equinox (Ostara) In Rome, it was historically a shepherd's holiday, while the Celts associated it with the onset of ewes' lactation, prior to birthing the spring lambs.
Roman Catholic- St. Valentines Day
Germanic - Vali's Blot, celebration dedicated to the god Váli and to love
St. Patricks Day
April Fools Day
Summerfinding, celebration which marks the beginning of summer, held on a date between Ostara and Walpurgisnight (mid-April)
April 22 -
Yggdrasil Day, celebration of the world tree Yggdrasil, of the reality world it represents, of trees and nature
Beltane, Floralia, and Walpurgis Night Traditionally the first day of summer in Ireland, in Rome the earliest celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, and the Walpurgisnacht celebrations of the Germanic countries. Well known for maypole dancing and the crowning of the Queen of the May.
Autumnal equinox (Mabon) September equinox
Winterfinding, celebration which marks the beginning of winter, held on a date between Haustblot and
October 31 Halloween
November 1 All the Saints Day
Oct -31 to November 2 - Samhain & Day of the Dead
Feast of the Einherjar, celebration to honor kin who died in battle
Ancestors' Blot, celebration of one's own ancestry or the common ancestors of a Germanic ethnicity
December 21 Winter Solstice & Midwinter (Yule)
Midwinter, Brumalia, and Saturnalia
Ancient megalithic sites of Newgrange and Stonehenge, carefully aligned with the solstice sunrise and sunset. The reversal of the Sun's ebbing presence in the sky symbolizes the rebirth of the solar god and presages the return of fertile seasons. From Germanic to Roman tradition, this is the most important time of celebration.