How can we as Christians make sure they know the real meaning of Christmas?
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Christmas was made to be a celebration of Christ, or maybe it was not. Too many opinions. Let's make this simple. Does everyone else receive gifts on YOUR birthday? No, so it is quite easily determined to be a holiday of greed these days, not Christ.
Just because they were held at the same time of year doesn't make the true meaning of the 'Holiday' of Christmas have anything to so with those pagan holidays. Christmas and the pagan holidays have completely different meanings.
It was a concious decision by the church fathers to move the celebration to coincide with the Pagan festivals in an attempt to get more recruits. All Christian festivals are rooted in pagan festivals.
This was the Catholic church, and just because they date is pagan rooted, doesn't mean it can't be celebrated by Christians to symbolically honor the birth of Jesus. Actually, it's been proven Jesus existed, multiple cultures have records of him.
Yes, we do celebrate the 5 days of Samhain the way the Celts did with the ancient custom of trick or treating and the bonfire on 05/11, which is much older than Guido Fawkes nand was celebrated before his execution.
You have no idea what you are talking about. Look it up. It wa s celebrated on Oct. 31th, then considered the day before New Year.
The Celts had a 360 day year, 31/10 is Samhain, summers end, it marked the end of the Celtic year, there then followed 5 days out of the calender, the new year was celebrated on the 05/11 with bonfires, Celtic days ran evening to evening.