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Christmas Day: Origin, Facts and Myths You Should Know

Christmas day is a university holiday celebration in which Christians celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ. The precise origin of choosing 25 December as the birthday of Jesus is unknown because there are no clues or evidence in the Bible indicating that day to be the birthday of the Savior Jesus Christ. Sextus Julius Africanus first identified the date for Christmas celebration in the year 221 and then the date became universally accepted.

The early Christian community especially the Fathers criticized the date citing that celebration of birthdays was not considered important and only death days of the Christian martyrs were worth commemoration. 

The popular activities that began to be practised during the Christmas day include; decorating Christmas tress with candles and flowers, attending church and praising God, sharing meals with family, relatives and friends and also waiting for Santa Claus to arrive.

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Santa Claus was a fictional and mythical character who was created and believed to grant each person their wishes during the Christmas day. This celebration has made may Christian and non Christians to always remember and celebrate during the Christmas day. Here are some of the Christmas facts you didn't know:

"30-35 million Christmas trees are sold each year in the United States alone. In the middle ages Christmas celebrations were rowdy like today's Mardi Gras parties. Christmas was outlawed in Boston when Christmas was canceled between 1659-1681 and law breakers were fined five shillings. 

Thank you for reading this article. We hope it was educative. Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas.

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