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Following are some of the more popular Pagan holidays. Most were adopted and modified ("Christianized") by the beast church of Rome acting as Satan's proxy minion. Most are counterfeits for the true Holy-Days of God.
New Years Day
Satan's New Year starts January 1. January is the month of the pagan god Janus... a two faced god looking forward and backward in time. January 1 is winter. Winter is the season of death or rest. Satan is the god of death and destruction, so it is appropriate to start his year with death. January 1 is also very close to the winter solstice and was originally a pagan holiday celebrating the return of the pagan sun god. (See wikipedia for more
Christmas was a previously observed pagan holiday, "christianized" by Rome around the 4th century A.D. Search google for is christmas a pagan holiday?. You will get about 3/4 of a million hits and there will be no question about the pagan roots of Christmas (even though you will find some "Christian" support for Christmas). What is NOT debatable (because it is well settled fact) is that God didn't give us this holiday and it was instituted as a "religious" holiday by Rome three or four hundred years after Christ. See Five Reasons Why The Sons Of God Should Not Celebrate Christmas. Most importantly, it fails the test of authorship and has no equivalent to God's Holy-Days.
Easter was originally "Ishtar", which is pronounced "Easter". It was a day that commemorated the resurrection of a false god called "Tammuz", who was believed to be the only begotten son of the moon-goddess and the sun-god. "Easter Ham", decorated eggs, bunny rabbits, chicks and hot cross buns all have their origin in these pagan traditions. Pagan roots of Easter lie in celebrating the spring equinox. Easter is a counterfeit for God's Holy-Day of Passover. It is another pagan holiday authored by Rome and observed at a slightly different time than Passover.
America didn't create Thanksgiving, it adopted it. Thanksgiving's origins can be traced back to Greek and Roman harvest celebrations, by strict dictionary definition, this alone makes Thanksgiving a pagan holiday (ie, polytheistic). This is appropriate since at the time of the pilgrims, the United States was rising up, a lamblike beast that would soon speak like a dragon. The other holidays were adopted by Rome, the beast that rose out of the water. Thanksgiving is a counterfeit for God's autumn Feast of Ingathering. Here again, we have to look at time (Satan's holiday is every fourth Thursday of November - from the counterfeit Roman calendar) and authorship (the lamblike beast, NOT God).
In 313 A.D., Roman Emperor Constantine the Great legalized Christianity and ended Rome's persecution of Christians. In 380 A.D., Christianity becomes the OFFICIAL state religion of the Roman Empire. These actions not only enabled the teachings of Christianity to spread unhindered within the empire, it encouraged non-Christians to convert to the once-persecuted religion.
The pagans, however, who adopted Christianity as their religion did not entirely abandon the traditions and practices they held before their "conversion." One of these traditions brought into the church was the fertility celebration known as the Lupercalia, which eventually became the Valentine's holiday.
"Yet the vestiges of superstition were not absolutely obliterated, and the festival of the Lupercalia, whose origin had preceded the foundation of Rome, was still celebrated under the reign of Anthemius."
"After the conversion of the Imperial city (Rome), the Christians still continued, in the month of February, the annual celebration of the Lupercalia . . . " (The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbons, Chapter 36, Part 3)
Red roses were the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love. Red is also a color that signifies strong feelings.
In Roman mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, affection, and erotic love. Cupid today appears shooting his bow to inspire romantic love.
In ancient Britain and Ireland, the Celtic Festival of Samhain was observed on October 31, at the end of summer…. The souls of the dead were supposed to revisit their homes on this day and the autumnal festival acquired sinister significance, with ghosts, witches, goblins, black cats, fairies and demons of all kinds said to be roaming about. It was the time to placate the supernatural powers controlling the processes of nature. In addition, Halloween was thought to be the most favorable time for divinations concerning marriage, luck, health, and death. It was the only day on which the help of the devil was invoked for such purposes. Encyclopaedia Britannica,
Yahweh didn't want His people to copy the customs of the pagans, heathens and idolaters. He wanted them to follow only His laws, judgments and ordinances.
After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances. Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am Yahweh your God. Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am Yahweh.
When Yahweh thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.