Passing bread around and not painting eggs: It's Easter the Jehovah's Witnesses way! - 2019-04-17
The Bunker: Can you give us a beginner's guide to Holy Week for Jehovah's Witnesses? They don't celebrate Easter, right?
Lloyd: Correct. Rather than celebrating Easter, Jehovah's Witnesses commemorate the Lord's Evening Meal with a rather silly ceremony known as "the memorial." It mostly involves 8.5 million Jehovah's Witnesses not partaking of the "emblems" (the bread and the wine) but instead passing them to each other. Only those who consider themselves heaven-bound (part of the 144,000 "anointed") are allowed to partake. These latter ones numbered 19,521 at the last count.'Advertisement