What pagan holiday falls on December 25?

Question

What pagan holiday falls on December 25?

Answer

No one.

Saturnalia fell on December 16-18, according to Macrobius, which was a Saturnalia observant. (seeMacrobius (±430 M): Saturnalia was held on Desember 16-18 “)

Birth of Roman Sol fell on Winter Solstice. In 1-5 AD centuries, Winter Solstice fell on December 19-23. (seeWinter Solstice in 1-5 AD centuries fell on December 19-23“)

Christmas on December 25 did not originate in both pagan festivals.


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