This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
How Christmas came to Dec 25
Here is an articlein the Biblical Archeology Review that discusses why we celebrate Christmas on Dec 25. The author thinks the popular view that early Christians were capturing pagan holidays is unlikely. He thinks it more likely that the date for Christmas was based on the date for Easter. I had not heard that theory before, but it makes sense.