posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 10:49 PM
Don't forget Easter (Named for the fertility goddess Eastre: Her symbols were rabbits and eggs.).
Was common for any religion setting up shop in an area to adopt current celebrations in order to give an easier absorption of converts. Just redefine
the cause of the day-keep everything else the same and presto.
(edit) This vid isn't what I thought... Was another with a similar opening that discusses the actual history without slander like "When pagans would
practice the arts of darkness.".
December 25th is linked for a few holidays: Saturnalia as well as various celtic and viking traditions where they would decorate the trees, trade
gifts, and have a night of debauchery around bonfires.
[edit on 24-12-2009 by lordtyp0]