Re: Why is Christmas on December 24?
Gil Hardwick (email@example.com)
Mon, 17 Apr 1995 02:19:01 GMT
In article <word.35.0118321E@primenet.com>, Carmella V. Greacen (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes:
>***perhaps I missed it - surely someone has discussed the winter solstice?
> "Pagans" (whatever that means besides the predecessors of the patriarchal
> single "god" - apparently did some serious partying for Winter Solstice.
> So subsequent religions adapted many holidays to make their "converts"
> more amenable to the new rites/rituals/ceremonies. Horror of horrors . .
> some folks didn't buy it.
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