Why Do We Celebrate Christmas
As many of you may already know, the celebration of Christmas is the day that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus the Christ the foretold Messiah. Although we celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25 it is not the day Jesus Christ was born. People also believe that when the Jesus was found by the three Magi Kings of the orient (Ancient Muslims) He was still an infant but the Bible says that Jesus was a toddler when they found Him. The birth of Christ was prophesied 639 years before He was born by Isaiah and so was His death. When the Magi found Jesus they presented Him with three gifts: Gold for a King, Frankincense for a priest, and Myrrh for someone who was going to die. Even more interesting is how the life of Jesus was recorded by many but not one wrong deed was recorded to have been done by Jesus His entire life.
So Why do we celebrate Christmas on Dec 25. December 25 (if I'm not mistaken) marks the time of the winter solstice. The winter solstice is a change in our season and cause shorter days but was originally meant to worship the Sun. Many religions worshiped the Sun (also known as the "Yule" time) as their god, but when the Romans converted to Christianity they wanted to change the celebration of the Sun to a celebration of Jesus Christ. Many theologists believe that Jesus may have actually born sometime in the summer. This can be assumed by the way the Shepard's were herding their sheep.
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