Marshall Islands Gospel Day

Marshall Islands Gospel Day

First Friday in December
Gospel Day in the Marshall Islands is similar to Thanksgiving day in the United States. The only difference between the two countries' celebrations is that the Marshallese people attend church on this day to commemorate the first missionaries who brought the light of God to the Marshall Islands.
Today, most Marshallese are Protestants. In general, the Marshallese people are very religious. In the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Sundays are set aside for rest and relaxation and attending church services.
The largest church in the Marshall Islands is the United Church of Christ; however, many other Protestant denominations have churches in the Marshall Islands, including Assembly of God, Baptist, and Seventh Day Adventists. In addition, the Catholic Church has established a strong presence in the islands. And more recently, the Church of Latter-day Saints has also become established.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
2433 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-234-5414; fax: 202-232-3236
www.rmiembassyus.org
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