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if Jesus born on 25 DEC why the new year at 31 DEC?

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  • jujube
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    Hello people!! We follow the gregorian calendar not the Jewish one!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Jesus wasnt born on dec25.

    December 25 is a celebration for the sun-god/other gods, December 31/January 1 is for the two-faced god, janus.

    Christmas . . . was borrowed from the pre-Christian worship of gods ‘dying and rising from the dead,’ which was especially prevalent among agricultural peoples who, in a period usually confined to the winter solstice from December 21-25, annually celebrated the ‘birth’ of the God-Savior, who wakens nature to new life.”

    “Christianity of the first centuries did not know the celebration of Christmas. . . . From the middle of the fourth century, Christianity assimilated the celebration of the winter solstice from the worship of Mithra, turning it into the Christmas celebration. The first to celebrate Christmas were the religious communities of Rome. In the tenth century, Christmas, along with Christianity, spread to Russia, where it became fused with the winter celebration of the ancient Slavs, honoring the spirits of the ancestors.”

    “The Roman ruler Julius Caesar established January 1 as New Year’s Day in 46 B.C. The Romans dedicated this day to Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings. The month of January was named after Janus, who had two faces—one looking forward and the other looking backward.” So New Year’s celebrations are founded on pagan traditions.

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  • Erika
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    4 years ago

    "Saturnalia and the kalends [new moon] have been the celebrations maximum nicely-known to early Christians, December 17-24 and January a million-3, however the custom of celebrating December 25 as Christ's birthday got here to the Romans from Persia. Mithra, the Persian god of sunshine and sacred contracts, replaced into born out of a rock on December 25. Rome replaced into nicely popular for its flirtations with unusual gods and cults, and interior the third century [274] the unchristian emperor Aurelian popular the pageant of Dies Invicti Solis, the Day of the Invincible solar, on December 25. "Mithra replaced into an embodiment of the solar, so this era of its rebirth replaced right into a substantial day in Mithraism, which had grow to be Rome's contemporary decent faith with the patronage of Aurelian. that's believed that the emperor Constantine adhered to Mithraism as much as the time of his conversion to Christianity. He replaced into probably instrumental in considering that the main suitable banquet of his previous faith replaced into carried over to his new faith" (The Christmas Almanac, 1979, p. 17). however that's puzzling to be sure the 1st time absolutely everyone celebrated Dec. 25 as Christmas, historians are oftentimes contract that it replaced into sometime for the duration of the fourth century. that's an amazingly late date. Christmas replaced into no longer reported in Rome, the capital of the empire, till approximately 3 hundred years after Christ's dying. Its origins can't be traced decrease back to the two the training or practices of the earliest Christians. The creation of Christmas represented an substantial departure from "the religion which replaced into as quickly as for all extra to the saints" (Jude

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  • 1 decade ago

    Dec 25 is not Jesus' birthday. That's just when it's traditionally celebrated.

    Best evidence indicates he was actually born in mid to late spring.

    His birth had nothing to do with the calendar year other than it's fulfillment of prophesy.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Jesus was not born on December 25 mnay pagan sun gods were. Chjriastmas is pagan, not Christian.

    The calender is based on pagan times and why the names of the days and months are pagan gods and the moon and sun and such.

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  • 1 decade ago

    well... what i know is that Jesus wasn't really born exactly in christmas day- dec 25th- the historians couldn't tell the exact time and date so they decided to make it the 25th of dec.

    for the new year- dec31st/ jan 1st- the orbit around the sun explains it.... the earth needs 365 days to make it a whole year so if we make 25th our new year's day then the year is not fully completed

    merry christmas!

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  • 1 decade ago

    1. Nowone has evedince of when he was born, I'm not saying he wasn't just that he could have been born a diferent day.

    2. our year revolves around the calander which includes a day jesus was born, not around when jesus was born who was born only some 2000 years ago. New years was around before that.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Merry Christmas

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What makes you think He was born on that date? And furthermore, why would you link His birthday with the start of a new year?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Jesus actually was not born in December...that's a whole other story. . . but for this here...that in part answers your question. Focus more on Jesus's message, not so much his birth date.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I strongly support "Tomoyo K"s answer it is detailed and enough to some one who still doubts about christmas.

    and I thank "Tomoyo K" for giving this details on Christmas and even the origin of the month "January"

    It really surprises me to know that this January is 40 B.C.

    God bless you "Tomoyo K'

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