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Dies Natalis Invicti Solis - the Birthday of the Unconquered Sun - is the celebration of the day when the nights begin to get shorter originating from various Roman sun-based cults, including possibly the Mithraic Mysteries. The Winter solstice is on 21 December, but the days don't start getting noticeably longer till about the 25th. Christianity took over this festival and adapted it in the form of Christmas (early Christianity and Mithraism had many parallels) in celebration of Jesus.

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