Origin of Holidays

What are the foundational origins of the holidays? How are Christians to correctly lead their families as they seek to worship the Lord during these special seasons of the year?


Many educational resources and institutions neglect to mention the strong Christian origins of this national holiday. For America to return to its Christian roots, individuals must once again recognize God as the Provider.


Halloween provides an opportunity to reach hundreds of children (and their families) with the good news of Jesus Christ.


As you consider how best to acknowledge the Resurrection, take time to make sure your practices help you bring honor and glory to Christ. Make sure Christ is the focus of your worship not only during the celebration of the Resurrection, but every day of your life.


Because of Jesus’ birth into this world for redemption, the sinner can be born into the family of God. That’s reason to celebrate at Christmas and throughout the year!

Holidays Topics

Articles About Holidays

  • Oct. 31, 2021

    What can you do to advance the gospel of life and light through Jesus Christ if your neighbors stop by your house this Halloween?

  • March 17, 2021

    On March 17 millions of people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with parades, parties, and the color green. Who was the man who inspired these traditions?

  • Dec. 10, 2020

    The historical background of Hanukkah, how Jesus celebrated the “Feast of Dedication,” and how Christ revealed himself as the light of the world

  • Nov. 26, 2020

    Looking back at past Thanksgivings as we are thankful to God in 2020, a year of uncertainty.

  • Oct. 31, 2020, pp. 15–17

    A history and overview of El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) - spiritual darkness in Mexico and Christ’s victory over death.

  • March 8, 2020

    How women’s beauty has been judged throughout history across various cultures compared to how the Bible defines true beauty.

  • Feb. 17, 2020

    As we remember Abraham Lincoln, we consider his belief that “all men are created equal” and his fight against slavery.

  • Nov. 28, 2019

    George Washingon: "It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will...and humbly implore His protection and favor.

  • July 4, 2018

    Millions of Americans commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence with backyard barbecues and family gatherings, capping it off with fireworks.

  • Jan. 1, 2018

    Have you ever wondered why God made days, weeks, months, and years? Here are three biblical reasons that may change how you think about time.

  • May 29, 2017

    Memorial Day is a time of family, fellowship, and sometimes camping or kicking off the start of summer. But, above all, it is a time of remembrance.

  • Nov. 24, 2016

    We are losing our focus on the original reason for Thanksgiving as the spiritual state of America continues to decline.

  • Oct. 31, 2016

    When did Halloween begin and why? How should Christians view this day in general? To understand, we need to go back to the roots of Halloween.

  • Sept. 5, 2016

    Labor Day has its roots in labor unions. We take eight-hour workdays, good work conditions, breaks, and minimum wage for granted. But it wasn’t always this way.

  • June 17, 2016

    A father’s influence can powerfully affect others, and he must fulfill his responsibilities, but we must leave the ultimate results to our gracious God.

  • Just Another Thanksgiving?
    Nov. 26, 2015

    This holiday comes every year, so at times Thanksgiving Day can seem like just a tired tradition. After all, each time is usually about the same as the year before.

  • A Night When Evil Is Celebrated
    Oct. 27, 2008

    Few festivals give Christians in the Western world more cause for debate than Halloween.

  • Dec. 4, 2007 from Answers Magazine

    As Christians, we don’t know whether to be sad, angry, or indifferent. The frustrating reality is that, for most in our culture today, secularism has almost fully obscured the roots of many holidays.

  • Sept. 5, 2006 from Answers Magazine

    Mini chocolate bars, gummy bears, and the gospel? Yes, they can go together, especially on October 31 when children in costumes knock on your door.

  • Magazine Department Article
    Glorious Season
    Sept. 5, 2006 from Answers Magazine

    Fall is a glorious season, especially for an Illinois boy like me!


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