History of Christmas

History of Christmas

Christmas marks the birth of Jesus Christ. However, it was originally celbrated on January 6th, but moved to December 25th by Christians to replace Pagan festivals and traditions that were celebrated.

December 25th was celebrated in ancient Babylon and Egypt, to make the birth of the Sun God, Attis; as well as the birth of the Persian Sun God, Mithras.

The Romans also celebrated a tradition devoted to Saturn, the God of peace between the 17th and 24th of December.

Christmas carols were introduced in the 14th century, to obseve the birth of Jesus Christ.

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