Do you think it's ok for christians to celebrate non christian holidays?

United States
May 1, 2008 12:23pm CST
What do you think? If you are a christian, do you think it is ok for christians to observe days like Mayday? Or do you think they are doing something wrong if they do?
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@coolmailraj (2461)
• India
1 May 08
Hi. I am not christian and I don't want to hurt anyone's feeling but I would like to say that there shouldn't be any hesitation in getting involved in anyone's happiness and one of the best way to do so is by celebrating with them.
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• United States
1 May 08
Very good! Thanks for your response..
@Springlady (3986)
• United States
1 May 08
Hi flower, I think it is ok for Christians to celebrate holidays as long as they keep their perspective. Birthdays, 4th of July, etc are all ok. We need to remember just how truly blessed we are and some of these holidays help us do just that. God bless!
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• United States
1 May 08
I'm inclined to agree with you! Thanks, Springlady!
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
1 May 08
That is a really tough question. Most May day rituals are futility rites. If a Christian celebrate May day and it can cause some one to fall then no I don't think that Christians should celebrate it. Just my opinion. http://salmonriver.com/words/nancy/maia.html http://customsholidays.suite101.com/article.cfm/mayday2
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• United States
1 May 08
...I can see your point.. I think I would be leery of fertility (or futility) rites, even if they were futile! As I do know it involved worshiping a fertility god or goddess.. or if a celebration or observation caused a fertility act!
• Indonesia
4 May 08
i think christian can celebrate even other religions' holidays (i mean not the ritual, just the celebration). it represent our tolerance to other religion.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
3 May 08
I am not really sure what "mayday" consist of,but i think a christian can celebrate holidays ,i mean what would be the harm? Maybe "mayday is something bad i am not sure...I mean christains can celebrate St Patricks day by wearing green,celebrating does not necessary mean you totally believe in the holiday,maybe they just want to enjoy the activities...
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
2 May 08
what is wrong with may day I think when I was little we did some thing like dance around a pole or something Why is the first of may not a christian day its part of the calander they live by