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:

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A celebration for all! Merry Christmas, Adam.

Pat Hatt said...

Never thought about that before

Mama Zen said...

I never thought of it that way, either.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Giga said...

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

Dascha said...

Merry Christmas!

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Bersercules said...

Christmas is fun for people of all backgrounds!

Merry Christmas!

Kay said...

I believe they celebrate a secular Christmas in Japan too.

Christine said...

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

Kay said...

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

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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