Scientology Media AdvisoryThe Scientology Religion and the Holiday Season
At this time of year, media often ask how Scientologists observethe holiday season. To answer that question, the Church of ScientologyInternational provides the following:
How do Scientologists celebrate the holiday season?
Observances of the holidays are as diverse as Scientologists are.Because the Scientology religion is practiced in 165 countries andterritories, Scientologists come from a wide variety of faiths andcultural traditions.But no matter what their background, they, like most people, gatherwith loved ones to enjoy the warmth of friends and family andcelebrate the joy of the season.Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard honored the great religiousleaders of the past for the wisdom they brought to the world, writingthat Scientology shares “the goals set for Man by Christ, which arewisdom, good health and immortality.” It is in this spirit thatScientologists celebrate the holiday season, whether Christmas,Hanukah, Kwanzaa or any other religious or cultural tradition.Scientologists live by a code which includes: "To use the best I know of Scientology to the best of my ability to help my family, friends, groupsand the world." During the holiday season, Scientologists are especiallyactive in this respect, volunteering in a wide range of endeavors to