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|Is Christmas really the birthday of Jesus?||947||21.1.2009||We can say with all probability that the 25th December is not a real birthday of Christ. This day was celebrated as a Christian feast first in the middle of the 4th century. There are many theories about the reasons of the choice of the 25th December since the Bible does not provide any clear information in this matter. (a) historical theory of religion The 25th December has some connection with feasts of other religions. The Christians borrowed a feast from some neighbouring religion or they deliberately wanted to supersede such one. In fact, the cult of Sun was in the beginning of fourth century popular in the Roman empire and it has been suggested that the 25th December was celebrated as a birthday of Sun. In any case the time round…|