Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Fact of the Day: Secular Christmas

While Christmas is celebrated by Christians as the birthday for Jesus Christ, many of the traditions such as Christmas trees and presents (which were borrowed from pre-Christian European festivals) is also celebrated by non-Christians. Because of this (in America anyway) Christmas can be celebrated in public schools without violating the separation of church and state.   

12 comments:

  1. I never thought of it that way, either.

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  2. So schools can celebrate Santa so long as Jesus isn't part of it? LOL

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  3. Wszyscy więc mogą się cieszyć Mikołajem :).
    So everyone can enjoy Santa Claus. :)

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  4. Christmas is fun for people of all backgrounds!

    Merry Christmas!

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  5. I believe they celebrate a secular Christmas in Japan too.

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  6. Here in Canada, companies have to say 'Holiday Party' these days...no mention of Christmas.

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  7. I'm not too sure I agree about a secular Christmas and the separation of church and state.

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  8. Our schools call it a winter party. Nothing mentioned about holiday or Christmas.

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  9. Celebrating on this day goes back to Egyptian times. I hope everyone celebrates in their own way.

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