Christmas and Easter are pagan! They are actually ancient pagan celebrations that were "Christianized" by placing Christian symbols over these pagan feasts. Christ was not born at the time of the winter solstice but rather at the time of late summer and early autumn when the shepherds still had their flocks out at night. Easter is actually the name of a pagan goddess. The fertility symbols of eggs and rabbits are part of this ancient pagan celebration. God's Holy Days can be found as you would expect in the Bible. You don't have to go to man to find out what days to worship God on. Leviticus 23 has the list of days to observe. God says that these are His feasts so don't let someone try to tell you that these are just the Jew's feasts. These are God's Holy Days and Festivals! The weekly Sabbath is to be kept from Friday at sunset to Saturday night at sunset. Here are the 7 main Festivals/Observances contained in this chapter. PASSOVER Christ was the Passover Lamb who died for our sins that we would could be reconciled back to God the Father. DAYS OF UNLEAVENED BREAD Pictures a Christian's part in putting the spiritual leaven (sin) out of our lives and keeping the Commandments of God. We must put all leaven off our property during the Feast and eat unleavened bread for seven days. PENTECOST Pictures the giving of the Holy Spirit which was poured out on the early apostles in 31 AD and it pictures the start of the New Testament Church the firstfruits of God. This day is also called the Feast of Firstfruits or Feast of Weeks. FEAST OF TRUMPETS This day is the most important day in the history of this world. It pictures the triumphant return of Jesus Christ who will dramatically take control of the governments of this earth and put down all resistance supernaturally. The New Testament saints and prophets of old will be resurrected and rule with Christ. This is known as the First Resurrection. These saints will be resurrected or those living at the time of His Return will be changed instanteously to spirit beings. DAY OF ATONEMENT The fast. This pictures the binding of Satan the Devil picture also in Leviticus 16 and in the scriptures Revelation 20:1-3. With Satan out of the way and no longer broadcasting his evil attitude into all humanity peace will begin for this earth. FEAST OF TABERNACLES Pictures the 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ on this earth! We save all year a tenth of our income to go to the place were God chooses to rejoice for seven days and eating and drinking the abundance of what we have and sharing it with others. It truly is a millennial setting. LAST GREAT DAY Or Great White Throne Judgment. It pictures the 2nd and 3rd Resurrections of all those who have lived on this earth and were not in the 1st Resurrection and who were not changed to immortality during the Millennium (1,000 year reign of Christ). The 2nd Resurrection pictures all those who had never had a chance to receive God's Holy Spirit in their first life and will be shown the way of salvation and for a period of 100 years (Isaiah 65) will be given a chance to be born again into God's Kingdom of God. The great thing about this is that all those who lived and died before Christ even came to this earth and who have never even heard his name will be given their chance to receive God's Holy Spirit and be born again into God's Kingdom. The 3rd Resurrection is for those who were called by God and who rejected and turned away from God and refused to repent and who had and lost their Holy Spirit. These will be cast into the lake of fire and die the 2nd Death. ---- Each year a Christian is to go through these Holy Days / Festivals / Memorials of God. They picture the plan of Salvation for all mankind. Avoid the pagan holidays of this world. These come out of pagan Rome. They are known in the Bible as the Mark of the Beast. The Beast being the Roman Empire. Avoid them, even if it costs you your life, or suffer the consequences you read about in the book of Revelation.