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Religious Activities in the Bahamas
By Nishgo Sharon Bain-Collie
1 Worship is a very important part of a typical Bahamian's life. The Bahamas, a Christian nation, celebrates many religious activities including church services, christenings, weddings, wakes, funerals, and various age group activities. Saturdays and Sundays are the two main days of worship.
2 One religious denomination's followers worship on Saturdays. They are called Seventh Day Adventists. The Bible teaches that God rested on the seventh day; therefore, these Christians do the same. The things one "can" and "cannot" eat are also very important to the Seventh Day Adventists' faith. Some of the things that Adventists do not eat are crab, crawfish, conch, and pork (pig meat). Also, these followers do not work on their Sabbath. The Sabbath begins on Friday at sunset and ends at Saturday sunset.
3 While many Bahamians worship on Saturdays, most of them worship on Sundays. Many believe that the day one worships is not as important, so long as one believes in Jesus Christ and accepts Him as their personal Savior. Many also quote the scripture by saying that the Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath. The other religious denominations do not place too much emphasis on what they can and cannot eat based on their religious beliefs. Their eating habits may be influenced by health consciousness or what their doctors say that they can or cannot have.
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