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120 Christmas Trivia Questions & Answers, Games + Carols
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Christmas 2018 Quotes, Quotations & Sayings
Christmas, the most anticipated Holiday of billions of people around the globe has its roots in ancient pagan traditions. Long ago, even before Jesus was born the mid-winter season was celebrated around the world. Winter season meant extreme weather conditions and on the Winter solstice people celebrated the coming of longer days and extended sunlight hours.
One of the early celebrations of Christmas was seen among the Mesopotamians around 4000 years ago. The celebration was called ‘Zagmuk’ the Romans celebrated Saturnalia, in remembrance of their God of Agriculture -Saturn. The celebrations began before the winter solace and continued for a month or so.
For centuries, Christians celebrated Easter as the main festival and only around the fourth century the Church officials decided to announce a holiday in the name of Jesus Christ on his birthday. Pope Julius I chose December 25th as the birthday of Jesus Christ and soon the celebrations became popular in countries nearby. Christmas had a different name in the beginning; it was called as the Feast of the nativity. Church officials wanted to make the Christmas celebrations popular across the world so they combined the old pagan Saturnalia tradition into the Christmas celebrations. Around middle age, pagan religion was replaced by Christianity and there were varied different rituals of celebrating Christmas. One of the ways was to crown a beggar or student as the ‘lord of misrule’ and knock about rich people house demanding their best food and drinks. Failing to live up to their dreams, these intoxicated less fortunate citizens would punish them with various mischief.
In England, Puritan forces cancelled Christmas around 1645. Americans also had a bad experience. The English separatists who came to America in 1620 were orthodox and as a result Christmas was not even a holiday in early America. Furthermore showing Christmas spirit or joy was a crime which was charged five shillings. Finally Christmas was declared a holiday in 1870.
BIRTH OF JESUS
The traditional narrative behind Christmas revolves around the birth of Jesus. In fulfillment of the Messianic prophecies, as demarcated in the New Testament of the Holy Bible, Jesus was born in a town called Bethlehem. Joseph (The earthly father of Jesus) and Mary (the virgin mother) arrived in Bethlehem in the evening and found that the inn had no available rooms. This led to the young family staying at a stable where Jesus was soon born. Baby Jesus was born in a manger, and the angels celebrated by proclaiming the good news to the shepherds, who also circulated the message further. Though the bible does not specify the exact date of the birth of Jesus, the western Christian church chose 25th December in the early- to – mid fourth century. This was later to be adopted by the Eastern Church and the date has remained so until today.
To many Christians around the world, the date of the birth of Jesus is not the primary purpose for celebrating Christmas day. The holiday is simply in honor of the belief that The Creator, God took the form of man in order to come into the world and atone for the sins of humanity.
It gets though:
Christians around the world celebrate Christmas on December 25th according to the Gregorian calendar. However, not all Christians use the Gregorian calendar to celebrate Christmas; some eastern Christians celebrate Christmas on December 25th of the Julian calendar. This corresponds to January 7th of the Gregorian calendar. But this is not a dispute rather a difference in calendars, which led the church in the Council of Tours of 567, to recognize both the eastern and western dates by declaring twelve days between Christmas and Epiphany to be a unified festal cycle.
Why Christmas is Celebrated in December 25?
Although the reason why the December 25th date was chosen for Christmas celebration, is not known: there are factors that influenced this choice. Some of those factors include:
- The date of December 25th was chosen in early A.D 273.
- The church settled for this date in order to stop the Roman pagan festivals like the Saturnalia. This was a week-long celebration of lawlessness held between December 17th – 25th.
- Christian leaders in the 4th century desired to turn pagans to Christianity by celebrating a Christian holiday without all the evils that came with Saturnalia. They succeeded in converting most of the pagans. In 1446, Pope Paul II revived most of the evils of the Saturnalia carnival.
- December 25th is the day the Romans marked as the darkest day of the year, known as the winter solstice. It is the shortest and darkest day of the year. This date is nine months after the birth of Jesus was announced. And because the days that follow the winter solstice are brighter and loner; this date of December 25th was easily chosen in reference to the fact that Jesus is linked to the sun based on the book of Malachi in the Old Testament.
- Isaac Newton stated in the 17th century that the date of Christmas was chosen to correspond with the solstice.
This from website I found history of christmas called .365greetings.com
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