Origin of Christmas

In the modern day records, the origin of Christmas is the birth date of Jesus Christ, as what is written in the Holy Writ. In more in-depth discussion among philosophers in theology, the day of Christ’s birth is said to be in late summer about 2009 years ago. However, the celebration of Christmas is on the 25 of December, which in fact unrelated to the birth of Christ.

In the New Testament, the birth date of Jesus Christ is said to be 65 C.E. Some historians believe that the origin of Christmas dates back during the time of pagan rituals and specifically a celebration called Saturnalia. From the 17-25 December, a streak of lawlessness patterns is displayed such as intoxication, rape and public nudity.  The Romans decided to charge people which excessive misdemeanors on the 25th of December. Therefore, this may be a significant date to remember the occasion.

Other sources mention the birthday of Mithra, a pagan deity in the Roman Empire, whose influence in religious aspects have established a well-known base.  The spread of the worship was vast and all in all over Europe, pagan rituals were strictly carried out during this day.  Throughout the decades, the pagan rituals have morphed into Christian ones.

Most of the popular customs during this time of the year such as the mistletoe, presents and ornamented trees are a reflection of paganism as these were practiced in the Roman Empire period.

However popular allegory places the birth date of Jesus Christ on 25th December 1 C.E., therefore the origin of Christmas is said to be from Jesus Christ’s birth date. This has been a holiday which is festively accepted by so many people for hundreds of years. Pagans, Christian, and even Jews are on planned holidays to visit family members during the occasion.

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