Jesus Christ

jesus-christ

Jesus Christ’s birthday was actually in the summer but moved to the winter in order to coincide with the pagan solstice festival “Saturnalia”, in which lit trees and slaughtered goats were celebrated as hallmarks of the tradition. This pagan holiday was an annual massive gathering to feast and socialize. The traditional form of Christmas was phased out during the 19th century in favor of being changed to a more Christian centered holiday. Originally, during Saturnalia, trees were brought indoors to keep them alive in the hopes that summer would be prolonged and winter would be shortened

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s