The majority of Christian festivals are based on a special moment or event in the life of Jesus. These festivals help Christians remember the story of his life, but they also draw attention to their religious significance.
Different churches put different emphases on the Christian calendar. For instance, the Roman Catholic Church keeps a very full calendar, observing a great many feasts and saints’ days. Some Protestant churches, on the other hand, keep a much simpler calendar with only the major festivals being observed. Some evangelical Churches ignore the traditional Christian calendar completely, except for Christmas and Easter.
Here are some of the reasons for having a full church calendar and remembering many festivals:
On the other hand, there are arguments for not observing a full calendar:
Here are some of the reasons why people celebrate Christian festivals: