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KnoWhy #394 - Did the Nephites Have a “Holiday Season” Like We Do Today? (Mosiah 2:4)
TitleKnoWhy #394 - Did the Nephites Have a “Holiday Season” Like We Do Today? (Mosiah 2:4)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2017
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsChristmas; Day of Atonement; Feast of Tabernacles; Festival; Holiday; Israelite New Year
Abstract

In the United States, the “holiday season,” encompassing Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day, carries with it a special feeling: the “Christmas spirit.” The people in the Book of Mormon also celebrated three other holidays in close succession in another sort of “holiday season.” These holidays were Rosh Hashana (the Israelite New Year), Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), and Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles), and may have brought with it a similar feeling. One can see this in the account of King Benjamin’s speech in Mosiah.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/did-the-nephites-have-a-%E2%80%9Choliday-season%E2%80%9D-like-we-do-today
Citation Key3660

Scripture Reference

Mosiah 2:4

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