Why do we celebrate Jesus birthday on December 25th?
Christmas wasn’t widely observed until after Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity and declared it the Roman empire’s favored religion. Western Christians officially began celebrating December 25 as the birth of Jesus in 336 AD. So there you have it!
What is special about December 25th?
The first official mention of December 25 as a holiday honoring Jesus’ birthday appears in an early Roman calendar from 336 A.D. The celebration of Christmas spread throughout the Western world over the next several centuries, but many Christians continued to view Epiphany and Easter as more important.
Is Christmas day actually Jesus birthday?
But was Jesus really born on December 25? The short answer is no. It is not believed Jesus was born on the day Christmas is globally celebrated. Instead, Christmas was chosen as a convenient celebratory day on the same day of a pagan holiday that celebrated the winter solstice, according to The History Channel.
Where in the Bible does it say not to celebrate Christmas?
As Jesus said in Luke 16:15, “That which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.” More importantly, though, Christians are commanded in Galatians 4:10-11 to not observe days of the year such as Christmas, for they are an abomination to the Lord God.
What does the Bible say about birthdays?
Christians can celebrate birthdays. There is nothing in Scripture that forbids it, nor is there any reason why celebrating birthdays could be considered unwise. Christians should feel free to celebrate their birthday in a God-glorifying way.
On what day does the Bible say Jesus was born?
The Virgin Mary, pregnant with the son of God, would hence have given birth to Jesus nine months later on the winter solstice. From Rome, the Christ’s Nativity celebration spread to other Christian churches to the west and east, and soon most Christians were celebrating Christ’s birth on December 25.
What holidays did Jesus celebrate?
Holidays Jesus Celebrated
- Jesus Observed Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
- Jesus Fulfilled the Feast of First Fruits.
- Jesus Pointed to Shavuot (Pentecost).
- Jesus Foreshadowed the Feast of Trumpets.
- Jesus Fulfilled the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).
- Jesus Observed the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot).