Holidays Celebrated by Mormons

24 January

Holidays Celebrated by the Mormons

     We receive a lot of requests asking if Mormons celebrate Easter, birthdays and other holidays that most Christians observe.  When I was in the Mormon Church it didn’t occur to me that by not observing things like Good Friday would be looked upon as strange by those outside of our clan.  Now that I’m a Christian I look with eager anticipation for Holy Week to come around every year.  It’s hard to believe that I used to be so ignorant about such important items in life.

     Mormons observe all holidays and birthdays that everyone else does in America.  With the exception of Easter day they do not celebrate any days during Holy Week.  They also don’t observe Ash Wednesday, Pentecost, Lent or Passover.

      As my experience in the Christian lifestyle grew I came to realize just how empty my spiritual life was as a Mormon and how grateful I am now to the Lord for His awesome gift of salvation!

     Please come alongside us to lift these dear people up in prayer for God to open their hearts and eyes to accept His free gift of love and salvation!

 With Love in Christ

Michelle Grim

1 Cor. 1:18  …

 Here’s the list of do’s and don’ts for major holidays and the Mormon Church.

 Personal birthdays – yes

Christmas – yes

Easter – yes

Thanksgiving – yes

Memorial & Veteran’s Day – yes

President’s Day – yes

4th of July – yes

Mother’s Day – yes

Father’s Day – yes

 Palm Sunday – no

Maundy Thursday – no

Good Friday – no

Passover – no

Holy Saturday – no

Pentecost – no

Lent – no

Epiphany – no

Ash Wednesday – no

Advent – not typically

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4 Responses to “Holidays Celebrated by Mormons”

  1. Tina July 8, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    I would put an asterisk next to Palm Sunday. While not “celebrated,” with palms, etc., many Mormon congregations have talks (sermons) and Sunday School lessons on Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and the significance of that day.

  2. Lash January 2, 2016 at 1:39 am #

    I am Mormon and I celebrate Easter and all the neighboring days like Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, etc. The Church does too technically. Last year the Church did a little video and message everyday of the week and stating the holiday of the day. So although you didn´t celebrate them during your time in the LDS Church I have and I know many others that do as well.

  3. Bob March 16, 2016 at 10:37 pm #

    While the Church as a whole may not observe all of the days listed above in red, some families do in their own homes. Our family does and has done so for several years.

  4. Benjamin April 11, 2017 at 5:27 am #

    As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I and millions if saints around the world, celebrate the Passover of my Savior, Jesus Crist, not just once a year, but every Sunday, by partaking of the sacrament. The traditional Passover celebration had its time and place and significance with the Jews. The traditional Passover became perfunctory with Christ’s great sacrifice.
    You may remember the talk given by Howard W. Hunter in the April 1985 general conference:
    ….”in keeping with nearly fifteen hundred years of tradition. Jesus sat down with his disciples and, after the eating of the sacrificial lamb and of the bread and wine of this ancient feast, he taught them a newer and holier meaning of that ancient blessing from God.

    He took one of the flat, round loaves of unleavened bread, said the blessing over it, and broke it into pieces that he distributed to the Apostles, saying: “This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19.)

    As the cup was being poured, he took it and, giving thanks, invited them to drink of it, saying, “This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.” (Luke 22:20.) Paul said of it: “For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.” (1 Cor. 11:26.)

    The bread and wine, rather than the animals and herbs, would become emblems of the great Lamb’s body and blood, emblems to be eaten and drunk reverently and in remembrance of him forever.

    In this simple but impressive manner the Savior instituted the ordinance now known as the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. With the suffering of Gethsemane, the sacrifice of Calvary, and the resurrection from a garden tomb, Jesus fulfilled the ancient law and ushered in a new dispensation based on a higher, holier understanding of the law of sacrifice. No more would men be required to offer the firstborn lamb from their flock, because the Firstborn of God had come to offer himself as an “infinite and eternal sacrifice.”

    This is the majesty of the Atonement and Resurrection, not just a passover from death, but a gift of eternal life by an infinite sacrifice as so beautifully stated by Amulek:

    “For it is expedient that there should be a great and last sacrifice; yea, not a sacrifice of man, neither of beast, neither of any manner of fowl; for it shall not be a human sacrifice; but it must be an infinite and eternal sacrifice.” (Alma 34:10.)”

    It is my prayer that the Holy Spirit may bear whitness to you of these truths, and that you may return to His fold to further His work and not slow it down.by confusing and misleading others. We need you, the Church needs you, Christ needs you and loves you! Please return to His church.

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