It is NOT required nor is it forbidden. It's okay for the Jehovah Witnesses to celebrate their high school graduation, and their accomplishments,but not okay to celebrate the birth of their Savior and his accomplishments. Read more
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.
This association with paganism is why the JWs don't celebrate it. Baby Showers have nothing to do with religion, with paganism and nothing to do with the worship of ANYTHING! For this reason, the JWs feel perfectly free to celebrate the arrival of a new child.
A witness wont expect you to wish them birthday wishes. They won't want them either. You don't have to feel bad to not recognise their birthday. A witness wont take offence if you do wish them a happy birthday, they will just feel aware that you do not have an understanding of their beliefs.
Jehovah's Witnesses reject foods containing blood but have no other special dietary requirements. Some Jehovah's Witnesses may be vegetarian and others may abstain from alcohol, but this is a personal choice. Jehovah's Witnesses do not smoke or use other tobacco products.
Jehovah's Witnesses have no objection to giving and receiving gifts they do so on a daily basis. What they do objective is giving gifts in the name of a pagan God or a pagan celebration. Any Christian should resist strongly the idea of giving a gift in the name of a pagan God or a pagan celebration.
An often misunderstood religion, Jehovah's Witnesses believe in Jesus and God (Jehovah), and follow God's teachings but do not celebrate religious holidays or birthdays. Instead, Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate milestones like anniversaries and graduations. ... 25 is not the birthdate of the historical Jesus.
Practicing Jehovah's Witnesses "do not celebrate birthdays because we believe that such celebrations displease God" ... Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the tradition of celebrating birthdays is rooted in paganism, according to the FAQ.
The last Christmas celebrated by this group was in 1929. However, under the formal title of Jehovah's Witnesses(1932) Christmas was never celebrated. Jehovah's Witnesses didn't exist at the time when all branches of the Bible Student movement celebrated Christmas, which was until 1927.
DIET/FOOD PREFERENCE & PRACTICES
Jehovah's Witnesses abstain from eating the meat of animals from which blood has not been properly drained. They also refrain from eating such things as blood sausage and blood soup. No special preparation is required.
Each territory is comprised of three to four blocks. 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.
Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate birthdays as they feel it's not something that should be celebrated and takes away from the glory that is Jehovah. As such the trappings of birthdays like presents and cake are forbidden.
Although some Witnesses are against letting their kids go to prom, there are some that are ok with it. ... So there is no real answer to whether a Jehovah's Witness goes to prom or not, it all has to do with The Bible and your conscious interpretation of it.
They do not participate in remembrance events of the Wars. Today, there are over six million Jehovah's Witnesses world-wide; nearly one million of these are in the USA and over 130,000 in the U.K. The circulation of The Watchtower and Awake! magazines has now reached 43 million translated into 139 languages.
Shunning — known as disfellowship among Jehovah's Witness — is a punishment implemented by a panel of elders and calls on all other members of the congregation to reject the person both socially and emotionally, even if they are a family member.
Yes. No. Strictly speaking, there is no rule or command that forbids Jehovah's Witnesses to have non-Witness friends. However, having close relationships with 'worldly people' (as all non-Witnesses are called) is very strongly discouraged.
Jehovah's Witnesses believe that it is against God's will to receive blood and, therefore, they refuse blood transfusions, often even if it is their own blood. ... Some Jehovah's Witnesses may also believe that it is acceptable to receive blood plasma fractions or the reinfusion of their own blood.
Yes Jehovah's Witnesses can attend weddings. However, they should be invited and not rudely crash a wedding uninvited.
Witnesses do not celebrate Christmas or Easter because they believe that these festivals are based on (or massively contaminated by) pagan customs and religions. They point out that Jesus did not ask his followers to mark his birthday.
We don't celebrate any religious or national holidays so there is no specific occasssion to give a Witness a gift (accept perhaps, wedding gift, anniversary gift, graduation gift, baptism gift) But you can always give a Witness a gift just because.
Jehovah's Witnesses do not shun non-believers. They avoid close contact. To them, any non-believer will merely be an acquaintance.
Yes, Jehovah's Witnesses are allowed to dance.
Dancing is referenced in the Bible as a means for joy and celebration, but it is also referenced as a provoker of sin. ... However, Witnesses will find great beauty in forms of dance, such as: Ballet. Ballroom.
The Jehovah's Witnesses funeral service is similar to other Christian faiths but lasts only 15 or 30 minutes. The funeral usually takes place within a week after death. At the service, men wear a suit and tie, and women are expected to dress modestly, but neither needs a head covering.
Jehovah's Witnesses adhere to the Bible's view of marriage and divorce. Monogamy between one man and one woman and sex only within marriage are requirements in the Witness religion. But Witnesses do permit divorce in certain cases, believing that the only valid ground for divorce and remarriage is adultery.