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Is december 25th really the day of Christmas?

  1. Mellyunplugged profile image77
    Mellyunpluggedposted 3 years ago

    Is december 25th really the day of Christmas?

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    Stargrrlposted 3 years ago

    I don't think so.  I think Jesus was really born in the summer.  The Catholic Church declared December 25 as the official birthday of Jesus because there was this other pagan holiday that was celebrated on Dec. 25 and they wanted to dilute that.

    1. connorj profile image76
      connorjposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This is not true...

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    Awesome Harryposted 3 years ago

    For catholics - yes. But we, orthodox ones, celebrate it January 7th.

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    connorjposted 3 years ago


    It is indeed December 25th and there is quantitative proof based on astrological alignments. There is however some confusion because of adjustments in the two calendars used By Orododox and Catholics. Until the turn of the 20th century, the Julian calendar was off by 12 days; currently, it is 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar, and will remain so until 2100, when the gap will grow to 14 days. Thus, there is no dispute between Catholics and Orthodox over the date of Christ's birth. The difference is entirely the result of the use of different calendars and the resulting difference of approximately 2 weeks...
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