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Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Celebrate Mother’s Day?
Jehovah’s Witnesses are renowned for their commitment to their faith and the lifestyle of worship it requires. But, do Jehovah’s Witnesses celebrate Mother’s Day? As it turns out, this is a complex issue and may depend on the individual.
For starters, Jehovah’s Witnesses are not part of the celebrations and observances related to national holidays, like Mother’s Day. This is because such holidays are often seen to be rooted in ancient pagan customs and practices, which are deemed to be against teachings of the Bible.
However, this does not mean that Jehovah’s Witnesses do not recognize and appreciate their mothers. On the contrary, many Witnesses genuinely love and respect their mothers, though they refrain from outwardly observing a “Mother’s Day”.
In fact, Witnesses may make an effort to show their mothers gratitude and appreciation on a daily basis, rather than waiting for a certain day of the year. For example, they may provide support when needed or volunteer to run errands, such as grocery shopping. They may also keep in touch with their mothers on a frequent basis and visit when able.
Other ways of expressing love to their mothers on a daily basis include expressions of gratitude, like hand-written cards or small gifts. Witnesses may also take the time to thank their mothers for everything they do and provide, from meals to advice and assistance with daily tasks. This can be done through verbal expressions of gratitude, or even through gestures like hugs and kisses.
Overall, Jehovah’s Witnesses may choose to celebrate Mother’s Day because of their genuine love for their mothers. They may simply show it in more subtle ways, such as spending time with them, sending cards and gifts, or simply expressing gratitude. Ultimately, it is up to the individual Witness to decide whether or not to observe “Mother’s Day” and how to do so.