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Holidays and Celebrations

Holidays Observed
Generally speaking, Latter-day Saints celebrate the holidays associated with their particular culture.

"Through their religious and community celebrations, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints express some of their spiritual and social values and expectations." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

"Latter-day Saints are cautioned that holiday shopping, decorating, and festivities should not obscure the remembrance of Christ nor hinder the quest for peace on earth." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Cumorah Pageant
"America's Witness for Christ has been presented at the hill Cumorah in upstate New York nearly every summer since 1937. Recognized as one of America's largest and most spectacular outdoor theatrical events, it attracts an annual audience of almost 100,000 visitors to its seven performances." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

"LDS Easter services traditionally review New Testament and Book of Mormon accounts of Christ's crucifixion, his resurrection, and surrounding events." Encyclopedia of Mormonism



Halloween Advice
A member of the Church discusses ways to keep Halloween activities consistent with the companionship of the Holy Ghost.

Centennial Observations
"The historical consciousness of Latter-day Saints in the twentieth century has been richly expressed in the celebration of centennial anniversaries of important foundational events." Encyclopedia of Mormonism(See Daily Living home page)

Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on December 25?
"Latter-day Saints believe the feelings of goodwill often exhibited during the traditional Christmas season inspire people to do good and show more Christlike mannerisms in their daily lives......Therefore, we believe that the Lord approves of having Christmas in December. " W. John Walsh