Origin of holidays (folly-days)
Around this time of year, many we know will says it’s that time of year again, holiday season. They will go all out for it to celebrate these days but what exactly is a holiday? Is it what you truly think it is? According to Dictionary.com the definition to holiday is a day fixed by law or custom on which ordinary business is suspended in commemoration of some event or in honor of some person. That’s interesting.
As we know all holidays have customs or certain traditions when it comes to them but where exactly are they from, what is it in commemoration of or who is it truly honoring? When taking a deeper look into it, we see those customs derive from different pagan roots and are still striving today through so called “holidays”. The reason why it’s a so called “holiday” is because holiday is a combination of two words, holy (set apart) day. That’s a direct contradiction because anything pagan is not set apart through righteousness and it does not honor our Creator or commemorate any of His goodness. That can only be seen when looking into what each holiday truly is and not the deception we have been taught. We will be looking into 5 majorly observed “holidays” to expose what keeps us separated from achieving righteousness. Those holidays are Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s, Valentine’s and Easter. So let’s get to it.
Christmas as we know it, is one of the most known pagan traditions transformed to a religious observance and its commonly celebrated around the world. It was formerly known to its pagan originators as Saturnalia/Yule. Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honor of Saturn in December. This festival included feasting, role-reversals, and gift-giving. A lawless, drunken time in Rome where anything was accepted and you could do anything you pleased. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? You can kiss a man’s wife as long as she is under a mistletoe. Well, this is the predecessor of what we know as Christmas along with Yule. Yule or Yuletide is another festival kept around the same time of year by pagans and is in worship of a German god called Odin. It was later “Christianized” and the name changed from Yuletide to Christmastide (Christmas Time). It’s numerous amounts of idolatry when dealing with Christmas from the tree that is set up, to the reef that hangs outside of ones door and is set up with intents of perversion. Here is another fun fact, most in America don’t even know that Christmas was classified as illegal in America due to its pagan rituals.
The next follyday of focus will be Thanksgiving. In the 1600’s after King James I of England made a treaty for business with native tribes, early Christian settlers called the Puritans made war with the native tribes for the land. After the war where 700 men, women and children were burned alive, the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony said “This Day forth she be a day of celebration and thanksgiving for subduing the Pequots”. After this, many more native tribes and their members were killed and was followed by a “thanksgiving” celebration this continued on and on at random dates. After George Washington said thanksgiving should be one day, in 1863 Abraham Lincoln declared it a legal national holiday.
This next day is observed on the “modern” Gregorian calendar but was also observed in Ancient Rome under the Julian Calendar. That day is New Year’s. The origin of New Year’s Day was a day dedicated to Janus (where the month January gets its name), god of gateway and beginnings. It is laced with pagan roots such as superstitions and is filled with immorality. Most New Year’s parties include excess alcohol and that leads to many other things such as sexual immorality or accidents. They have this large celebration and make claims of a “new year” but it’s in the middle of winter when everything is dead, what is new about that?
Valentine’s Day and Easter aren’t apart of the traditional winter “holiday season”, but they are two holidays that many look forward too, so let’s start with Valentine’s Day. The day is portrayed as a time of romance and love but it’s roots are the complete opposite of that. The Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia, what we know now as Valentine’s Day. The feast was when men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of those sacrificed animals believing it would make the woman fertile. Also included in this feast was a love lottery where young men drew the names of women from a jar to be coupled with during the festival. This same tradition is still practiced in today’s Valentine’s Day. Easter is a holiday (held by Christians) that is rooted in paganism and is celebrated with cards, gifts and candy. On this gifts and cards you can see it’s ancient pagan symbolism. Christianity accepted many pagan practices, including Easter. Which Easter gets its name from a pagan goddess names Ēostre who was supposedly the goddess of spring or renewal. That’s exactly how the rabbit and eggs, major parts of Easter, play a role in this pagan worship. Rabbits and eggs are ancient pagan symbols of new life. The egg symbolizes new life to pagans and the custom of decorating hard boiled eggs is still a popular folk custom. The rabbit is associated with fertility, but when looking at it logically what does a rabbit and eggs have to do with each other? Rabbits don’t even lay eggs.
Be careful, watch out for evil days disguised as days of good and love. They can’t remove evil from something if that’s how it started, they can only mask it. So with that information, we here at The WAV hope we have helped you in your decision to ride a higher frequency.
ALL ESTEEM TO YAHUAH!