Roman holiday predating christmas
In combination with these religious sources is a heavy dose of commercialism - many "traditions" are in fact invented by commercial companies trying to find nifty ways of selling goods.Now, why in the world would Christians– people who claim to follow Jesus– be so incensed over a holiday that celebrates his birth?The reason for that is these Christians believe that Christmas is a Pagan holiday– or at least, that Christmas co-opted a Pagan holiday.Did early Christians decide to celebrate the birth of Christ as an alternative to a holiday to honor the sun? Yes, Christians and Pagans in Rome celebrated a holiday on the same day– but it was Aurelian who tried to co-opt a Christian holiday, instead of the reverse that is so often claimed.
Christmas is the celebration of the time when the days start to lengthen, which in the Northern Hemisphere, is in the middle of winter.
We now know, as Tighe asserts, that the crucifixion of Christ could have only been at passover in AD 30 or 33.
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