How did Christmas come about?
F. The Reverend Increase Mather of Boston observed in 1687 that “the early Christians who first observed the Nativity on December 25 did not do so thinking that Christ was born in that Month, but because the Heathens’ Saturnalia was at that time kept in Rome, and they were willing to have those Pagan Holidays …
Who invented the Christmas?
The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (he was the first Christian Roman Emperor). A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on the 25th December.
Where did the word Christmas come from?
Christmas comes from the Old English words Cristes moesse, ‘the mass or festival of Christ’. The first celebration took place in Rome about the middle of the fourth century.
What does it mean to say Merry Christmas?
Christians believe that the 25th of December is the birthdate of Jesus Christ, hence Christmas day, etc. There is an expression, ‘To make Merry’, which means to be joyful, celebrate, and be in general good cheer. Merry Christmas implies that people should Make Merry and enjoy in the celebration of his birth