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December 22, 2011
source: By Common Consent

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MR says: This brings up a really fascinating point: how do new Mormons with non-Christian backgrounds celebrate traditional Christian holidays like Christmas and Easter?

I don’t think it’s insignificant that Mormons do not have religious holidays, even Christmas and Easter are drawn from western Christian traditions; and thus are usually celebrated by Mormons when the rest of Christendom celebrates them according to the region of the world they are in at the time of those holidays. For instance, Easter in Russia is celebrated by Mormons according to the Orthodox calendar, while Easter in Italy is celebrated by Mormons on the date accorded by Catholic tradition.

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