Speaking of feasts, I want to share something that had crossed my mind before.
You know how a lot of people get themselves in a hissy fit over anyone celebrating Christmas, or Easter, or even holidays in general? Even the Hebrew Feast days? (I know some of these types exist at least)
I wanted to remind the world, that Jesus did not come to put us under a legalistic new religion, but came instead to give us positive, holistic freedom in Love, Life, and Truth: God. Jesus himself never said we where not allowed to celebrate feasts, or even make feasts to celebrate victories. Jesus ate, and drank, and the people celebrated him, and celebrate him every day - food, gifts, wine, song, and dance are wonderful ways to praise him, and having a scheduled day or week every year in which Christendom (most of it) comes together to acknowledge He is Lord, is by that token beautiful already, since the spirit of a Holy Day is in it, being made a Holy Day already, for God has made it, but even more so now, because it is a day that has been set apart, and offered up to God as a treasure, and a sacrifice of praise.
We need to always be careful that we do not go from one extreme of Legalism, to another. Going from strictly adhering to the Mosaic Law is the ministry of Death, but to make Grace into a new series of Laws I'd daresay is worse than Legalism, but is blasphemy against the Spirit of Grace - because Grace is sufficient above The Law, or any form of Law (outward pressure to perform, or obey) that can be made. Grace is the bi-product of Love, a breath which is exhaled when Love sighs in content, and satisfaction.
Legalism that turns Grace into Law, misses the point of Jesus in the first place, and tries to make itself righteous by abstaining from celebrating Jesus, the kernel of everything, the leaven that makes the lump holy, because "heathens, and heathenism!" are on the surface decorations.
What fool is he, who will not eat bread because he is hateful against the garnish? A starving man is he, and a lonely man because he will not fellowship and break the bread...for reason of the garnish.
What God has called clean, do not call unclean. God converts sinning men into saints, and purifies the dross, God can do the same for pagan things. Did God not make the pine tree? If we bow to the Christmas tree as a god, he will break it beneath his grace. But if not, it is his tree because he made it - not the pagan gods.
The Legalistic man has no qualms about fasting, and will praise a man who fasts, praising him even further if he has a schedule of fasting through out the year at various times. What is a feast? The opposite of a fast; God gave us both the fast, and the feast to use for his glory. If the Legalistic man will praise the scheduled fast, the scheduled feast should be fine with him also - unless he is truly a hypocrite, if that is so, may God deal with the dross of his hypocrisy and bring him to repentance.
Feast, and Fast, God has given us the days.