All you want to know: Why we celebrate 25th December?


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The merriest festival of the winter season is around the corner. As Christmas is approaching, let's throw some light on the details of the festivals. From its roots to its ritual, here's all you need to know about Christmas. Christians all over the world commemorate Christmas to mark the birth of Jesus Christ, whom they believe to be the Son of God. 

The reason for Christmas is to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, who Christians consider to be the Son of God. However, other reports have conflicting opinions on this. "The Bible doesn't explicitly specify December 25 as the day of Jesus' birth; instead, it is quiet on the day or season when Mary is claimed to have given birth to him in Bethlehem. Early Christians didn't honor his birth," a Washington Post report claimed.

In light of this, we should now discuss some of the key aspects that explain how and why December 25 is observed as Jesus' birthday.

Anthropologist James George Frazer addressed the origins of Christmas being held on December 25 in his book The Golden Bough.

Christmas: History Christmas is a yearly celebration with tremendous religious and cultural importance. Christmas derives from the phrase "Mass of Christ."

Christmas was first celebrated on record in 336, during the reign of Constantine, the first Christian Roman emperor and the Roman emperor at the time.

The most common story around Christmas observation was when Mary, the mother of Jesus, was told that she will be having a special child from the Lord. Mother Mary allegedly received this prophecy on March 25, and nine months later, on December 25, Jesus was born. This could be one of the explanations for why December 25 is celebrated as Jesus' birthday. 

After this prophecy, Jesus was born in Bethlehem in a manger. There is no confirmation that he was born on December 25 because the Gregorian calendar, which is the basis for modern Christmas celebrations, did not exist at the time.