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HistoryCannnel asked The Birth of Christ?

HistoryCannnel asked The Birth of Christ?

Although most Christians celebrate December 25 as the birthday of Jesus Christ, no one in the first two Christian centuries claimed any knowledge of the exact day or year in which he was born, most were more interested in the story of his death. However, early in the 4th century, church leaders designated 25th December, the birthday of the popular pagan god Mithras, as Jesus' official birth date. The celebration of the birth of Christ also took over the pagan winter solstice holiday that also fell in late December. From thereon, 25th December was to be observed by Christians at a holy Mass, or Christ's Mass. Today, one-third of the world's population celebrates the birth of Jesus on this day.