Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Fact of the Day: Christmas Birthday

While many Christians believe Jesus' birthday was December 25th, no such date is in the Bible in any calendar system. It wasn't until the fourth century that religious leaders chose December 25th as the day of Christmas. 

18 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

This one I knew! Made up "facts" like many other things in the good old book...

The Happy Whisk said...

I'm not Christian, but I did know his birthday wasn't at the end of the year and a month before Black Friday.

Mama Zen said...

I knew this one!

Kay said...

I've heard that his birth may even have been in the summer, not winter.

Kati said...

Funny how it just got decided - imagine how different things would be if the would have choosen another date!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Mary Kirkland said...

Well that's interesting. I didn't know that.

Bob Bushell said...

Some people say his birthday is in April........................

Dixie@dcrelief said...

There are three birthdays recorded as celebrated in the Bible - all by wicked men.
Pharoah, at the time of the Exodus. King Herod I at the supposed time of Jesus' birth. King Herod II at the time of John the Baptist's beheading.

I've never read when God said, celebrate birthdays, period. There's certainly no mention of Jesus celebrating his while he lived. In fact, I only know of one thing he asked his followers to do in remembrance of him.

Pat Hatt said...

They sure like to make things up

Margaret D said...

I knew this. However, it's all very interesting what is written about the 25th December.
Merry Christmas.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very true.

Emmylou said...

True fact. It's funny how many pagan celebrations are now being celebrated as a part of a religious belief.

Jewel Delgado said...

True! It's really perfect as December is the last month on our calendar. :)

xx,
Merry Christmas!
Jewel
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Anna-Alina said...

Here people say that him birthday 7th January.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

And they chose Dec 25th because they were thieving bastards.

Stephanie Faris said...

Definitely true...as long as we set one day aside, I guess it's all good!

stephen Hayes said...

As you say, Jesus was certainly not born on Dec. 25, the date set at the Council of Nicea three hundred years later. There has been a holiday at this time of year for most of recorded history. But none of this prevents me from wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Caro * said...

True fact ! The date was decided later :)