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Originally the Christian calendar focused on Easter. It was only in the fourth century that the church decided Jesus Christ’s birthday should be celebrated. Since the Bible did not point to an exact date when Christ was born, Pope Julius I chose Dec. 25. It is commonly believed that the church chose the date in an effort to replace the Roman Saturnalia with the Christian holiday.
originally posted by: Shiloh7
It is time to say goodbye to the old and watch the evenings start to get longer from now on to summer.
originally posted by: woodsmom
I can see how our ancestors could panic about the sun coming back.
originally posted by: RedmoonMWC
The Winter Solstice, with the Summer Solstice, are probably the oldest seasonal festivals of humanity.