Heller, Ruth, Christmas : Its Carols, Customs Legends, Alfred Publishing (1985 isbn,.
Talley holds that the Roman Emperor Aurelian placed a festival of Sol Invictus on December 25 in order to compete with the growing rate of the Christian Church, which had already been celebrating Christmas on that date first.
With the atheistic Cult of Reason in power during the era free 98.1 contests of Revolutionary France, Christian Christmas religious services were banned and the three kings cake was renamed the "equality cake" under anticlerical government policies.
More such material followed in 1929, and a flood of it the next year.In: Religionsgeschichtliche Untersuchungen, part.220 who lived in Latin-speaking North Africa, gives the date of passion celebration as March.In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul mentions Passover, presumably celebrated according to the local calendar in Corinth."History of the Society".Associating it with drunkenness and other misbehavior, the Puritans banned Christmas in the 17th century.184 Completely secular Christmas seasonal songs emerged in the late 18th century.93 Around the 12th century, these traditions transferred again to the Twelve Days of Christmas (December 25 January 5 a time that appears in the liturgical calendars as Christmastide or Twelve Holy Days."Annunciation, New Catholic Encyclopedia 2nd edition, 2003, Catholic University of America Press.Most Armenian Christians use the Gregorian calendar, still celebrating Christmas Day on January.But in reality it was they, together with all their fellow men, who received the gift of God through man's renewed participation in the divine life' (ibid.: 61).221 222 The Parliament of Scotland, which was dominated by Presbyterians, passed a series of acts outlawing the observance of Christmas between 16; Christmas Day did not become a public holiday in Scotland until 1958.