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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by lexus, Jan 6, 2007.
Merry Christmas to all,
If you have no idea what this means it does not concern you.
I think some eastern orthodox religions also celebrate the "Little Christmas" or something like.
I am by far no expert so do not take my word for it.
Three Kings Day, the Epiphany, etc.
Far from a regal tone the OP has taken, though.
That's a real inclusionary message of goodwill to all...
BTW: If anyone is mystified, I'm sure this is about the Orthodox Christmas.
Its the 12th day of xmas. The official end of the holiday season.
ah yes, Three Kings Day
Yup. That's what the 12 days of Xmas is all about: it's the span between the Roman and Byzantine dates.
Really? I didn't know that. So it's not about partridges in pear trees then?
The baby Jesus was born on Xmas. The 3 wise men visited on the 12th day.
There was only one king, and he left the building a while ago.
Isn't it just one partridge in a pear tree?
12 in total, one on each day
I repeat, the Orthodox Christmas is on January 7th. Twelfth Night is the Orthodox Christmas Eve. Wiki is full of crap.
Yes this was meant for the Orthodox members.
Was the first day the day after Jesus was born or the day on which he was born?
Just got back from church, which was not a pleasant experience, as I was somewhat hungover from last night's Christmas Eve festivities (I think about 3 bottles of vodka were polished off between about 6 of us). Now of for Christmas lunch....don't think I'll be eating too much.
Jesus was probably born in March.
Considering that we really don't know when he was born (and it almost certainly wasn't December 25th or January 6th), the answer is neither.
But in relation to Christmas, the first day is December 26th. Because historically days were considered to begin at sunset, Christmas begins on the evening of the 25th, making the 26th the "first day of Christmas."
Is there any way to determine if "Jesus" existed at all.
Christmas is actually on the 7th of January, the 6th is Christmas Eve.
Interesting about the days beginning at sunset, I had no idea about that.
There are mentions in Tacitus, Pliny the Younger and Suetonius. He probably existed.
This gives an interesting perspective.
OK I'll take your word for it.How about the "missing" years, lack of documentation or did he go off the rails for 13 years or so?