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Christmas – American holiday

By |2019-04-02T09:57:29-07:00August 14th, 2017|History|

Big Horn Medicine Wheel in Wyoming (1300 AD) Native American origins of Christmas Even before 1500 AD, people in North America celebrated a winter religious festival when the days stopped getting shorter and began to get longer again. Native American religion Why are there seasons? All our Native American articles Many people built stone structures [...]

Christmas in medieval Europe

By |2019-04-03T17:07:43-07:00August 4th, 2017|Medieval, Religion|

Nativity mosaic (St. Maria in Trastevere, Rome ca. 1300 AD) showing the birth of Jesus on Christmas When did people start to celebrate Christmas? Beginning about 300 AD, people began to think that December 25th was the day when Jesus was born. So they celebrated that day as Christmas. Who was Jesus?  What's happening in 300 [...]