For the first 3 centuries of Christianity’s existence, Jesus  Christ’s birth wasn’t  celebrated.   When church officials settled on December 25 at the end of the third century, they likely wanted the date to coincide with existing pagan festivals honoring Saturn (the Roman god of agriculture) and Mithra (the Persian god of light). That way, it became easier to convince Rome’s pagan subjects to accept Christianity as the empire’s official religion.

For the first 3 centuries of Christianity’s existence, Jesus Christ’s birth wasn’t celebrated. When church officials settled on December 25 at the end of the third century, they likely wanted the date to coincide with existing pagan festivals honoring Saturn (the Roman god of agriculture) and Mithra (the Persian god of light). That way, it became easier to convince Rome’s pagan subjects to accept Christianity as the empire’s official religion.

Why is christmas celebrated on 25th Dec? Does anyone know the real brithday of Jesus? Is there a date mentioned in the holy Bible?

Why is christmas celebrated on 25th Dec? Does anyone know the real brithday of Jesus? Is there a date mentioned in the holy Bible?

Most Christians today probably can’t imagine Christmas on any other day than December 25, but it wasn’t always that way. In fact, for ...

Most Christians today probably can’t imagine Christmas on any other day than December 25, but it wasn’t always that way. In fact, for ...

12 Christmas Traditions Around the World #infographic #Christmas #Travel

12 Christmas Traditions Around the World #infographic

12 Christmas Traditions Around the World #infographic #Christmas #Travel

This Christmas Around the World for Older Kids unit is a great way to integrate reading strategies and social studies concepts, while learning about something fun and thematic during the month of December. 12 countries with comprehension passages, map skills, scrapbook pages, and a trifold - mini-research unit. Your kids will LOVE this unit! (TpT Resource)

Christmas Around the World for Older Kids: 3rd - 6th Grade

This Christmas Around the World for Older Kids unit is a great way to integrate reading strategies and social studies concepts, while learning about something fun and thematic during the month of December. 12 countries with comprehension passages, map skills, scrapbook pages, and a trifold - mini-research unit. Your kids will LOVE this unit! (TpT Resource)

Candy cane pool noodles > boring regular pool noodles. | How To Celebrate Christmas In July The Way It Deserves To Be Celebrated

Candy cane pool noodles > boring regular pool noodles. | How To Celebrate Christmas In July The Way It Deserves To Be Celebrated

Mithra- pre-Zoroastrian divinity that was the god that ensured contracts and promises were kept binding. As this divinity stood for good, Zoroastrianism incorporated him as an angel in the religion's divine hierarchy, with Ahura Mazda, Lord Wisdom, as the only uncreated Creator God. Interesting that the surviving Zoroastrians use this rock carving as the inspiration to portray a stylised picture of  their prophet Zarathushtra, founder of the world's first monotheistic religion.

Mithra- pre-Zoroastrian divinity that was the god that ensured contracts and promises were kept binding. As this divinity stood for good, Zoroastrianism incorporated him as an angel in the religion's divine hierarchy, with Ahura Mazda, Lord Wisdom, as the only uncreated Creator God. Interesting that the surviving Zoroastrians use this rock carving as the inspiration to portray a stylised picture of their prophet Zarathushtra, founder of the world's first monotheistic religion.

I am Christian, but isn't strange that it's okay to observe Easter and Christmas, but SO many churches won't celebrate Halloween because it is an "evil pagan" holiday! But, history reveals that us "Holiday-observing Christians" aren't so "Christian" after all! We are just continuing to practice pagan traditions that Constantine simply slapped a Christian "sticker" on!

I am Christian, but isn't strange that it's okay to observe Easter and Christmas, but SO many churches won't celebrate Halloween because it is an "evil pagan" holiday! But, history reveals that us "Holiday-observing Christians" aren't so "Christian" after all! We are just continuing to practice pagan traditions that Constantine simply slapped a Christian "sticker" on!

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