Thursday, January 05, 2006

How December 25 became Christmas
(no, it wasn't because of the winter solstice)

Lots of new material this week. There are two new posts below. (And I don't think some of you have seen the third post, "Cure of the soul" yet, either.)

Meanwhile, over at Ragged Glory, I have a post explaining why Christmas falls on December 25. The popular explanation, which associates Christmas with the winter solstice, is probably wrong.

The timing of the post is intended as my nod to an alternative date for Christmas, January 6. That is still the date on which Jesus' birth is celebrated by the Armenian Church.


At 8:23 PM, January 05, 2006, Blogger 49erDweet said...

Comments seem to br 'not enabled' on Ragged Glory's last post.

At 9:47 PM, January 05, 2006, Blogger Stephen (aka Q) said...

Comments are enabled, 49er. It's just that the post is in two segments — a brief paraphrase of the article, then a horizontal line, followed by the full article. And then the comments.

btw, I'm going to disable comments on this post, because I'd prefer people to comment over at Ragged Glory. But it's a good thing I left the comments open initially, to receive your inquiry!


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