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On the Lighter Side => That CAN'T be true! => Topic started by: paul.fr on 21/12/2007 23:13:08

Title: christmas should be in september!`
Post by: paul.fr on 21/12/2007 23:13:08
is that true? why?
Title: christmas should be in september!`
Post by: elegantlywasted on 21/12/2007 23:58:41
Actually I believe Jesus's birthday is in August... correct me if I'm wrong.
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Post by: neilep on 22/12/2007 21:04:29
It is relatively well accepted that Jesus's birthday is ...well.......unknown !...and that December 25 is just the date chosen ( i don't know by whom) as a date purely to celebrate the birth........which is nice !

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Post by: opus on 22/12/2007 23:45:25
Don't you feel sorry for Jesus, having his birthday on Christmas Day?
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Post by: another_someone on 23/12/2007 00:59:15
It is relatively well accepted that Jesus's birthday is ...well.......unknown !...and that December 25 is just the date chosen ( i don't know by whom) as a date purely to celebrate the birth........which is nice !



It was the date of the pagan festivities (approximate date, since I assume the festivities would have been around the winter solstice) - rather than force people to abandon the pagan festivities (which would have probably been an impossible task), they just rebadged it as a Christian festivity.
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Post by: another_someone on 23/12/2007 01:00:31
Don't you feel sorry for Jesus, having his birthday on Christmas Day?

Traditionally there was always a glut of birthdays around Christmas - what do you think people were doing in the spring - 9 months previously (and ofcourse, why they were all rushing to get married around June).
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Post by: Karen W. on 23/12/2007 02:43:33
I was always taught his birthday was different but it took the three kings months to travel to see him and present him with the gifts at christmas time. So we celebrate it for the time they arrived as it took time for the word of his birth to be spread! Word was sent out of his birth and people traveled from all over to come and lay gifts at his feet.. ( Thus The three wise men!)They followed the star to find him resting in the stable.
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Post by: rosalind dna on 24/12/2007 19:46:41
The reason that Christmas Day was originally as stated before in August was
because of the Julian Calendar and when Gregory became Pope, he then enacted
the Gregorian Calendar that we use today. Adding 11 days to the calendar.

So that is why we have Christmas on the 25/12 but the Orthodox church has Christmas on 6th January.
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Post by: neilep on 24/12/2007 20:55:25
I know...let's just have two Chrimbos !!..an Autumnal one and a winter one..YAYYYYYYYY !!
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Post by: Karen W. on 24/12/2007 21:23:00
I start on Halloween anyway! need to start earlier eh! YAYYYYYY! Sounds good to me! LOL!