I have heard rumors on here and other places that JW's are now allowing birthdays to be observed/celebrated. Is this true? I hope so. I never saw anything wrong with them, and missed that day more than anything else growing up as a JW. I celebrated my first b-day this past summer. I am 25. I am going to allow b-days and Thanksgiving to be observed by my son. I never missed other secular holidays at all to be honest.....just alot of BS "holiday cheer" that ended the day after, and the unnecessary spending of money. I give gifts through the year. Even my wife (a non-JW) envies me for that, and is quite honestly fed up with every month being another holiday. (it's all BS made up to con people)
So someone give me the full story, are B-days now allowed? Considered ok? Or just a "matter of conscience" for each to decide upon?
Thanks in advance,