History of Christmas Day: Do you know why Christmas is celebrated on December 25?

Why is 25 December celebrated as Christmas : Christians celebrate Christmas to mark the birth of Jesus Christ, who is considered the son of God. Almost all countries celebrate Christmas on 25th December. But you know? There is no evidence that Jesus Christ was born on December 25th. There is no mention of this in the Bible either. However, why is Christmas celebrated on December 25th?

Is it a Roman tradition?

During the time of the first Christian Roman Emperor Constantine, Christmas began to be celebrated on December 25th. But it was not an official Roman festival at the time. However, everyone started doing it on December 25. But there are some different traditions and theories to celebrate Christmas on the same day. According to Christian tradition, Mary, the mother of Jesus, is very special. It is said that the day Jesus was born in the virgin Mary’s womb was on March 25.. Nine months after that, December 25 will come. 

What does the Jewish calendar say..

The Jewish calendar was based on the moon. Christmas falls on the 25th of December compared to dates in fixed calendars such as the Gregorian calendar. Moreover, it can be understood that it was very cold at the time of Keestu’s birth. That is why this festival is celebrated in winter. But early winter is also the perfect time to eat and drink. So it is considered as an ideal time to celebrate.

Before the New Year..

Christians believe that Jesus is the light of the world. So the early Christians thought this was the right time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. It is believed that Christ was born before New Year. So this festival is celebrated in December itself.  But there is also a rumor that Christians took December 25 from Roman festivals. However, there are records of early Christians from Sextus Julius Africanus to March 25. Accordingly, Christmas was celebrated on December 25th many years before Sol Invictus. 

Baptism Day Christmas?

Initially Christmas was also celebrated on January 6th. Celebrants. But instead of celebrating the birthday of Christ, the day of his baptism was celebrated as Christmas. History tells us that baptism was held to be more sacred than the birth of Christ, rather than counting pregnancy. But Hanukkah, the Jewish festival, was also celebrated on December 25. As Jesus was a Jew, this may also be a reason for making Christmas on December 25th. 

Introducing Christianity in the 6th century, they used to celebrate Christmas on a large scale. There they started celebrating Christmas on December 25 using the Roman calendar. Since then, Britain and Western European countries have started celebrating Christmas on December 25 worldwide. 

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