Birthdays and Holidays
- Is It Wrong to Celebrate Birthdays? - The Watchtower prohibits Jehovah’s Witnesses from celebrating birthdays. Witness children are not allowed to attend birthday parties of non-Witness friends, nor are they allowed to give or receive birthday presents or cards. I wouldn’t raise this issue for discussion because it’s not a salvation matter. However, if Witnesses insist on talking about it, I recommend that you show them from the Scriptures that what days a Christian does or does not celebrate is a matter for the individual’s conscience, not for organizational rule-making.
- Are Holidays Evil? - The Watchtower prohibits Jehovah's Witnesses from celebrating holidays because of their supposed pagan origins and worldliness. How can Christians respond?