Christmas is the day of religious importance where billions of people all over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25. But have you ever thought if the date of Christmas was right? What is the proof that Jesus was born on this day? Well, deep study was done on this and it was finally established that the day is December 25. Well let’s have look at the history.
The date of Jesus’ birth was a matter of interest since 3rd century. In A.D 200, considering this situation, Clement of Alexandria wrote: “There are those who have determined not only the year of our Lord’s birth, but also the day; and they say that it took place in the 28th year of Augustus, and in the 25th day of [the Egyptian month] Pachon [May 20] … And treating of His Passion, with very great accuracy, some say that it took place in the 16th year of Tiberius, on the 25th of Phamenoth [March 21]; and others on the 25th of Pharmuthi [April 21] and others say that on the 19th of Pharmuthi [April 15] the Savior suffered. Further, others say that He was born on the 24th or 25th of Pharmuthi [April 20 or 21].”
Well, research were done further and the date of December 25 was considered appropriate. Since then, from A.D. 200, the birth of Jesus is celebrated on December 25 of every year. So now, we guess, you are clear with the history behind the Christmas Day. So friends, do enjoy the festival and spread this word about the history of Christmas.