How did Christmas become Christmas?
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People also ask, how did Saturnalia become Christmas?
Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honour of the god Saturn, held on 17 December of the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities through to 23 December. In particular, the historical western European Christmas custom of electing a "Lord of Misrule" may have its roots in Saturnalia celebrations.
Additionally, is Christmas Pagan? Pagan, or non-Christian, traditions show up in this beloved winter holiday, a consequence of early church leaders melding Jesus' nativity celebration with pre-existing midwinter festivals. Since then, Christmas traditions have warped over time, arriving at their current state a little more than a century ago.
Keeping this in view, why was Christmas moved to December?
Christmas wasn't widely observed until after Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity and declared it the Roman empire's favored religion. Western Christians officially began celebrating December 25 as the birth of Jesus in 336 AD. So there you have it!
What is the true message of Christmas?
Christmas is about totally pure, unconditional, irrepressible, inconceivably awesome, self-denying TRUE LOVE. John was one of twelve disciples of Jesus, and he wrote the book in the Bible known as The Gospel of John. The word gospel means Good News.