Pagan Christmas

By | Dec 10, 2016

Many of the Christmas traditions come from pagan practices. The date of Christmas was the date that Roman pagans celebrated the Birthday of the Invincible Sun God.

It’s possible that December 25 was selected as the date of Christ’s birth in the early days of Christianity as a way for all to participate.

Yule is one of the pagan holidays and the idea of the Yule log came from that.

Decorating a tree has its origins with the Druids who saw evergreen as symbols of everlasting life and decorating the trees may have also come from the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia, a celebration of the Winter Solstice.

Mistletoe is from an ancient Druid custom at the winter solstice with kissing under the mistletoe coming from the Druids as well.


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