Deuteronomy 12:29-32 God's command to not have religious holidays except only those that He ordains. He never ordained any of the following.
-St. Valentine's Day = February 14
-Collop Monday and Shrove Tuesday = Feb. 20-21
-Mardi Gras = February 21
-Ash Wednesday = February 22
Valentine's Day: Lupercalia was an ancient pagan festival held each year in Rome from February 13-15.
No one knows the exact origin of Lupercalia, but it has been traced back as far as the 6th century B.C. which celebrates the Roman fertility goddess Lupercus. Roman priests would perform animal sacrifices. Afterwards, they would make use the sacrificed goat's hide/skin to make whips called "februa", which they used to hit naked women.
Young women would line up for the men to hit them, thinking that this would make them fertile.
During the festival, men would pull a woman's name from a jar, to be matched with possibly only for the duration of the festival, or but sometimes for a year, until the next year's festival.
Around 498 AD, Pope Gelasius renamed Lupercalia as St. Valentine's Day to honor a Roman Catholic priest named Saint Valentinus.
No matter what he had done to be honored, true Christians shouldn't celebrate any Catholic priest who has sold his soul to Satan.
The skull of St. Valentine is on display in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Rome. Parts of Valentine's skeleton are on display in the Czech Republic, Ireland, Scotland, England and France.
It's extremely clear that the Catholic Church is a cult of death.
Cupid was known to the Greeks as Eros, the handsome god of love.
Cupid is a false god. Lupercus is also a false god.
Observing Valentine's Day is breaking the 1st Commandment to not have any other gods.
Ash Wednesday: Marks 40 days to Easter (the 40 days of Lent), which we know is named after the Assyrian pagan goddess Astarte/Ishtar, therefore violates the 1st Commandment.
The word Lent means "Spring", therefore it's very clear that it's a pagan celebration of Spring.
The ash is supposed to symbolize mourning for 40 days and fasting/abstaining from something, whatever the person chooses to fast from such as chewing gum or smoking.
Matthew 6:16-18 Jesus condemned publicly disfiguring your face to indicate you were fasting.
Matthew 15:8-9 Jesus said that people worship him with their mouth/words but not with their heart. Their heart is set on traditions of mankind, not God's law.
1 Timothy 4:1-3 Many false Christians fast from meat on Lent, or during the entire Lent and/or on Fridays. Paul warned about cults forbidding meats.
In pagan Nordic religion, putting ashes above the eye brow was believed to ensure the protection of the Norse god, Odin. This practice spread to Europe during the Vikings' conquests. This was done on a Wednesday, on Odin's Day.
In one version of the Babylonian celebration of Easter and Lent, Tammuz was the husband of Easter/Astarte who was slain while hunting a wild boar. They mourned for him through weeping ceremonies for forty days. During the days of Ezekiel this pagan ritual of Lent was found among the Hebrew people.
Ezekiel 8:13-18 Women weeping for Tammuz (40 days of Lent) leading up to the Easter sunrise service.
None of the apostles ever put ashes on their forehead!
African and Indian pagan rituals include ashes on the forehead.
Mardi Gras: It is French for Fat Tuesday. It is the day before Ash Wednesday, when Catholics gorge and carouse before fasting for Lent.
Collop Monday and Shrove Tuesday (from the old English word "shrive," which means to confess all sins) are the 2 days before Lent when Catholics purposely eat very much before fasting. From the name "Shrove" it's clear that these days of gluttony are religious holidays.
Mardi Gras and Carnival are the same celebrations.
Though Mardi Gras technically refers only to Fat Tuesday, the Mardi Gras season actually begins on Epiphany, a pagan holiday celebrated on January 6 that is otherwise known as the 12th Day of Christmas. In Brazil and many other countries, this period between Epiphany and Fat Tuesday is known as Carnival. It's also celebrated in England, Mexico, Spain, Trinidad, France and Germany, and anywhere else that Catholics are found. Not just New Orleans.
The word Carnival means "farewell to the flesh," and comes from the Latin words carnis ("flesh") and vale ("farewell").
In other words, the pagans had the 12 days of pagan Christmas, then the days of Mardi Gras gluttony of sex and food, then the 40 days of fasting for Tammuz, and then the resurrection of Tammuz on Easter. It's all connected and it's all pagan. Easter is not the resurrection of Jesus but of Tammuz, the sex partner of Easter.
Mardi Gras is something Jesus and His apostles would totally reject! It's filled with witchcraft, sexual orgies and homosexuality.
Non religious holidays of February:
Abraham Lincoln's birthday on February 12.
President's Day February 20
(President Washington was born Feb. 22, 1732.
Lincoln was born February 12, 1809.
In some states, President's day celebrates all presidents. Other states celebrate only President Washington on the day. Other states celebrate both Lincoln and Washington on President's Day.
Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents' Day after it was moved as part of 1971's Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation's workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents' Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all US presidents, past and present.)
Abraham Lincoln is celebrated as a hero for freeing black slaves in the American Civil War. But the reality is that the Civil War was not fought primarily over slavery, but rather over authority and communism.
Socialist/Communist revolutions had spread over Europe in the 1800s. Abraham Lincoln and his administration embraced communist people and communist behavior. For most of Lincoln's life, he did not believe in God, a behavior of many communists. He didn't believe that white people and black people are equal. He did not believe that black slaves should be freed. But he embraced the political game of freeing black people for political purposes. We will soon release a new article which will give many facts that have been hidden from people. History has been rewritten by the communists so that people will believe what they want them to believe. Not the truth. Please wait for that article to be released soon, so that you can examine these historical facts.
True Holidays: Feb. 21 = 1st day of 12th month
Purim March 6-7 Monday and Tuesday.