April 17th Easter Sunday

Today is probably the most important day in the Christian world other than possibly Christmas. Today is the day that Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven. As with most important holidays we have turned it into a way for industry to make money. By example, 1.5 Billion ‘Peeps’ are sold every Easter. It’s fine to celebrate Easter with colored eggs, bunnies and ‘Peeps’ but those who live the Christian life need to remember what Easter really is.

How to celebrate – Go to church. Practice your Faith whatever that may be. Spend the day with family.

April 10th Palm Sunday

Today opens one of the most Holy Week celebration in in Christianity. It marks the day that Jesus arrived in Jerusalem to thousands laying palms in front of him celebrating His arrival in the Holy City. Naturally it led to his capture, arrest, trial and death with palms becoming a symbol of the love the people had for Him, in many cases before they turned on Him. It all culminated in His rising from the dead and ascending into Heaven.

How to celebrate – Go to services on Palm Sunday. Read about the life of Jesus. Get ready for Easter.

March 4th World Day Of Prayer

Isn’t it funny how when all else fails us that we generally turn to prayer. Maybe if we started there we would be far better off in the long run, or the short run. Today is a day that we should all pray, it would be nice if we prayed for world peace and an end of hunger and for things the world needs but more often than not, our own concerns get in the way and if we do pray, it’s for ourselves or those things directly concerning us.Today is always celebrate on the first Friday in March and was created by Mary Ellen Fairchild James of Brooklyn, Ny in 1887.

How to celebrate – Say a prayer today. Form a prayer group. Don’t just pray to ask for something, pry to be thankful as well.

December 26th National Candy Cane Day

One of the most recognized symbols of Christmas is the candy cane. It was invent sometime in the 1500’s or 1600’s as a straight stick of candy but 1674 it was patterned after a shepherd’s hook by a German choirmaster because when turned over it looked like J for Jesus! For whatever reason, it is one of Christmas’ staples, in the 1800’s it began to be hung on Christmas trees as a decoration adding it’s red a white stripes to the green foliage. Well we got to do something with them, after all they make 1.76 billion candy canes a year! But they do taste good and can serves as earrings in desperate times!

How to celebrate – Have a candy cane. Make a new use of candy canes this Christmas. Learn how to make your own candy canes.

December 25th Christmas Day

Here’s the day a lot of us wait for all year long, we decorate for it, shop for and celebrate it for many, many reasons. In the Christian world, it’s because of Jesus’ birth but we tend to forget that amongst everything else we are involved in. In a way, it’s okay because God would want you to be happy and celebrate his only son. Just… don’t forget about him completely as you go through your day today. Merry Christmas to all!

How to celebrate – Spend the day with your family. Remember what Christmas is for. Celebrate!

August 22nd Be An Angel Day

Today it is suggested that we should all be more like Angels. (Though I am told by the religious community a human cannot be an Angel) I think the real meaning of today is act more like you think an Angel acts than to try and literally be one. We think of most Angels as Women but the are Men too, Michael, Gabriel and so forth. But there is something about an Angel being soft and gentle which reminds us more of women. Today was created by Jayne Howard Feldman in 1993.

How to celebrate – Study all the Angels in God’s toolbox. Try and act like an Angel. Look for Angels in your outfield.

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April 4th Easter Sunday

April is filled with special holidays for Christians and today is probably the greatest reason for celebration ever for the Believers. It is the day Jesus Christ rose from the grave. The date varies, the actual date of the Resurrection is not known for many reasons so the Catholic Church (A really long time ago) set the celebration on a Saxon Pagan Holiday of which the Goddess “Oestre” was celebrated, translated somehow into “Easter”. Oestre apparently was symbolized by a rabbit and therefore, the Easter bunny. Because we don’t have actual dates doesn’t mean it isn’t real, it means that the records were either not kept, or they were destroyed. Either might be the case for any government existing back when Jesus rose from the dead since that would be a clear sign that maybe that government was doing something wrong. (As most do)

How to celebrate – Celebrate Easter! Read the Bible. Live and let live.

April 2nd Good Friday

It is hard for me to understand how this is “Good Friday” in the Christian world. It is the day that Jesus Christ was nailed to the cross at noon and left human form at 3 PM. The date does vary but the reason for this “Holiday” never does. Good Friday is also known as “Dark Friday”, perhaps a bit more fitting. It should be noted that if records are correct, the day Jesus was placed on the cross started out bright and dry but at 3 PM the sky darkened and became stormy.

How to celebrate – If you are Christian, spend the day in prayer. Celebrate Jesus Christ being raised from the dead on Easter Sunday. Let all celebrate their faith in freedom and choice.

February 2nd Candlemas

So, did you know Christmas is still taking place? Candlemas is a part of Christmas, or so I am told, and it runs until February 15th. Actually today is the start of Candlemas, a day loved by all women’s right groups across the world! It started back when women were not allowed in Temple after the birth of a child because they were considered… “Unclean” (?) for 40 days after the birth of a son and 60 days for a daughter. This is known as the “Feast of Purification” of which even the Virgin Mary was subjected to after the birth of Christ. The general idea is that the burning of candles cleans the church.

How to celebrate – Burns some candles! Enjoy the Christmas season being lengthened. Go to church.

December 25th Christmas Day

In case you woke up this morning brain dead, it’s Christmas Day! The day celebrated by Christians for the birth of Jesus Christ. Of course we really don’t know what day Christ was born but December 25th seems as good as any day. There are so many tradition we celebrate today thought the religious aspect seems to lose compared to the social norms. That’s sort of sad when we forget the reason we are celebrating. Well, enjoy your Christmas, celebrate for whatever reason you choose but remember this is the day the most important human ever was born.

How to celebrate – I don’t think you really need me to tell you how to celebrate your day but try to remember the reason for the season.