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The Jehovah's Witness do not observe any day as the sabbath, they meet on different days of the week as is convenient... Usually Sunday, but not always, as they believe that the old testament was done away with which includes the Torah and the 10 Commandments. To be more accurate, Jehovah's Witnesses recognize the purpose behind the Sabbath Day. The children of Israel were to rest on that day. For Christians, every day is the sabbath day; one long day continuing from the end of the sixth creative day. We have dedicated our lives to Jehovah to do his will, and so we rest from our own works. (Hebrews 3:12 through 4:11)
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Jehovah's Witnesses, like many "Christians", (Greek little Christs) assume they are following the first century "Christians" practices of religion following Jesus' example. Th…e early Christians were actually separating themselves from the Jews and from there pushed themselves away from the commanded practices set in the Torah (seventh day Sabbath, festivals and feasts etc.) They adopted a Greek/pagan calendar that rather then being set from an agricultural standpoint (based off of planting, harvesting, and moons), was based off of seasons equinox and Pagan sun worship. In general, no, they do not observe the Sabbath as most Abrahamic religions do.
We view our service to God to be 24/7, so there are no special days of worship. We believe our worship to be done on a daily basis by how we live our lives, interact with othe…rs, and conduct ourselves. By your question, you may be asking when we meet at the Kingdom Hall for formal worship. If that is your question, then the answer will vary depending on the individual congregation and their circumstances. There are no set days or times dictated by the organization. Each congregation meets together three times a week, and each meeting serves a specific purpose. At one meeting a week, the congregation meets in small Bible study groups(usually 12-15 people) throughout the area in individual homes for 1 hour. These studies focus on deep study of the Bible. Right now, all over the world, we are studying verse-by-verse the Bible book of Revelation. At one meeting a week,(a 2-part meeting aprox 90 minutes total) we study how to be more effective ministers in our public preaching work, and at another meeting,(a 2 part meeting aprox 90 minutes total) we have Bible based instruction on a wide range of topics such as family life, comfort in the troubled times we live, or some other timely topic. The times and days may vary depending on the needs of the area that the congregation serves, and how many congregations are using the same Kingdom Hall. Most Kingdom Halls have more than one congregation meeting there, for example, the Kingdom Hall I go to has three congregations. On Sunday, a congregation meets at 10AM, a second congregation meets at 12:30PM, and a third meets at 3PM. We are soon to form a fourth congregation, which will open up another meeting time, or they may meet on Saturday, whatever suits their needs. We do not hold to any particular days for our worship. This provides for a variety of meeting times and days. In larger cites, such as the one I live in, there is many opportunities to attend, so that even when secular work makes it difficult to attend, there is usually another congregation that one can go to to still be able to get the benefit. Answer: In short, traditionally most people go out preaching Saturdays (though it can be done any day of the week) Sundays are meeting days with public talk and watchtower study (though depending on # of congregations and kingdom halls some may have this meeting on Saturday and currently there is only one other day of the week that we have bible study ministerial school and general bible instruction on any one night of the week- each congregation has their night.
If you are referring to a weekly sabbath, simply put, we do not have any. As far an annual "holy day," the only day that we reserve as special is the day in which our Lord an…d Saviour, Jesus Christ was put to death. We do not regard, however, the day itself as "holy." It is what Jesus Christ himself did that we consider holy, which could have just as likely been done on any other day, but it just so happened that it was purposed by God to occur on the Jewish calendar day of Nisan 14, in the year 33. Our observance of that day is NOT the Jewish celebration of the Passover, even though it occurs on the same day as the origonal Jewish Passover celebration. What we observe is the memorial of the death of Jesus Christ. It s done once a year on the day that corresponds to the ancient Jewish calendar day of Nisan the 14th. a lunar calendar, that is, based on the phases of the moon, and we use a solar calendar, one that is based on the phases of the sun, the actual day of Nisan 14 will not be the same on our calendar from year to year, but it moves back and forth inside about a 3 week window from about mid March to mid April.
There is no set time limit, length of funeral, or length of the mourning process. The length of time as far as when to have the funeral or burial will depend on the local… laws if there are any. In most cases, the body is buried within the week, but that will depend on the laws and circumstances. At the Kingdom Hall there may be a memorial service open to the public that will last an hour or so. Often there is a graveside service. If the family wishes, there may be a viewing of the body at a local funeral home.
I believe the answer is no, since they do not celebrate Christmas, Halloween, and even their own birthday.
Jehovah's Witnesses consider themselves christians, and as such, they accept the "Law of the Christ." (Galatians 6:2) The keeping of a weekly Sabbath was part of the Mosa…ic Law taht the Jews were under. The Law served as a "tutor leading to the Christ." (Galatians 3:24) Romans 10:4 states that "Christ is the end of the Law." Thererfore, Jehovah's Witnesses do not observe a formal sabbath as required by the Mosaic Law since we accept Jesus as our personal saviour and as the "end of the Law."
Does any religion?
It is just a normal day to them, they just don't celebrate it. ANSWER FROM ONE OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES... As said above it is just another normal day for us, we do nothing …special on that day. As a congregation or a small to medium group we might get together and go out for the day, might go do a dry slope to ski, go Ice skating or just enjoy the company of each other for some spiritual uplifting time. Each person and congregation is different but it is just another normal day to us. We enjoy going out in our house-to-house ministry that day. People are usually much more friendly than on other days during the year. We don't get chased away. Most people are home and friendly. One year we offered people our Awake article entitled: Why don't Jehovah's Witnesses Celebrate Christmas? Most people were curious and took it. Then in the afternoon we might have some friends over for dinner and play some 'Catch-Phrase'.
Jehovah's Witnesses have no dietry restrictions except for the prohibition to consume blood.
Simply put, NO they do not. Reasons being is that Mother's Day dates back to the early Greeks as a spring celebration which was a pagan celebration. It was adopted by the …early "Christians" as a means to worship the "mother of god", Mary who according to the Bible was the mother of Jesus not the mother of God, but God's son whom God transferred into Mary not he himself. So in honoring such a God dishonoring holiday, a true Christian knowing it's origin would not do such which is why no Jehovah's Witness celebrate Mother's Day. Besides, honoring ones mother, father, children and etc should not have a day but should be any and everyday to the disappointment of a lot of businesses which rake in the bucks on such "holidays" The Encyclopedia Britannica says: "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 Ides of March throughout Asia Minor." (1959) Vol. 15, p. 849
No they do not.
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 Apri…l to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals. Jehovah's Witnesses have no objection to any celebrations NOT linked to pagan, national or religious rites.
Because memorial day honours those killed in wars and Jehovah's Witnesses do not agree with fighting. Jehovah's Witnesses take bible law seriously. Jesus commanded his discip…les in Mathew 5: 44 to "Love your enemies". Jehovah's Witnesses believe it would violate bible principles and Jesus command to kill or participate in any operation or effort to kill people. Matthew 5: 9 "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." -- American King James Version "They will have to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war any more" (Isaiah 2:4).
Every day can be present day. :)
Witnesses, as a religious requirement, only acknowledge one day and that is the observation/celebration of the Lord's Evening Meal, that is held on a date corresponding to Nis…an 14 in the Jewish calendar. It is held once a year. Regarding non-religious celebrations, Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate weddings and wedding anniversaries, childbirth, and any number of other days that may be personally important to them excluding birthdays.
Jehovah's Witnesses give or receive absolutely any type of present imaginable, as long as it does not in any way offend Jehovah God according to the standards set forth in the… Bible. If you are referring to birthdays as "present day", than the answer would be that it is not scriptural, according to what the Jehovah's Witnesses believe to celebrate birthdays. And as a note we feel that we don't have to wait for any specific day to give or receive a present, any day is fine. We feel that this reflects the true spirit of giving. And as far as Christmas is viewed, in terms of presents, pretty much the same action may be applied (keeping in mind, of course, that according to Jehovah's Witnesses Christmas is not biblical).
Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate anything except the Lord's Evening Meal. Beyond that - - the word 'celebrate' doesn't mean much to us. We're fine without needing… to celebrate one thing after another. Please see accompanying LINK below. Jehovah's Witnesses DO NOT celebrate Mother's Day as well as the holidays the rest of the world celebrates. Regarding Mother's day: The Encyclopædia Britannica says: "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 Ides of March throughout Asia Minor."-(1959), Vol. 15, p. 849.