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Where did Christmas come from?

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2010-12-01 05:40:52

The modern origins of the holiday come from pre-Christian

celebrations established by Julius Caesar marking the Winter

Solstice which occurred around December 25 during his life. By 325,

in response to the Emperor Constantine's decision to make

Christianity the official religion of the empire, the Council of

Nicea declared the date as an official Christian holiday

celebrating the birth of the christ.


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