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  • Steven Erquiza

How Did Christmas Start

First of all, what is Christmas? Christmas (December 25) is the day, where some religions like Christian and Catholic celebrate to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. Who they believe is the son of God. If you don't know who Jesus Christ is, he is the one who sacrificed himself for our sins by getting crucified on the cross by dying and coming back to life, Ouch! Thanks, by the way. Christmas is a holiday where people receive gifts, also buying Christmas trees and decorations. That depends on you tho. There are different kinds of Christmas traditions. You can even make your own. That's just what it says on google. This is also the day of family gathering together and spending time with each other. Christmas is the day where kids believe that Santa Claus will go down their fireplaces and leave gifts for them, but that depends if they have been good or bad.

So now! Let's get started. Christmas is an English term that means "mass on Christ's day." There is an earlier term which was called Yule that may have derived from Germanic jōl or the Anglo-Saxon geōl, which referred to the feast of the winter solstice. Some names in other languages are Navidad in Spanish, Natale in Italian, and Noël in French. In the early years of Christianity, Easter was the main holiday, and the birth of Jesus was not celebrated. In the 4th century, church officials decided to make the birth of Jesus as a holiday. Unfortunately, the Bible does not mention date for his birth, but there is some evidence that suggests that his birth may have happened in the spring. Pope Julius, I chose December 25. By holding Christmas at the same time as traditional winter solstice festivals, church leaders increased the chances that Christmas would be popularly celebrated. As a result, the church gave up the ability to dictate how it was celebrated. By the Middle Ages, Christianity had, for the most part, replaced pagan religion. Later On, Christmas Day (December 25) became a federal holiday in the United States since 1870.

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