Merry Christmas

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  1. lexus macrumors 68000

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    Merry Christmas to all,

    If you have no idea what this means it does not concern you.
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    Apparently not.
     
  3. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  4. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    Three Kings Day, the Epiphany, etc.

    Far from a regal tone the OP has taken, though.
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    That's a real inclusionary message of goodwill to all... :rolleyes:

    BTW: If anyone is mystified, I'm sure this is about the Orthodox Christmas.
     
  6. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Its the 12th day of xmas. The official end of the holiday season.
     
  7. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    ah yes, Three Kings Day
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    Yup. That's what the 12 days of Xmas is all about: it's the span between the Roman and Byzantine dates.
     
  9. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Really? I didn't know that. So it's not about partridges in pear trees then? :D
     
  10. skunk macrumors G4

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    They're optional. :)
     
  11. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The baby Jesus was born on Xmas. The 3 wise men visited on the 12th day.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_Days_Of_Christmas
     
  12. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    Three Kings?

    There was only one king, and he left the building a while ago. ;)
     
  13. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    Isn't it just one partridge in a pear tree?
     
  14. MacNut macrumors Core

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    more wiki
     
  15. Queso macrumors G4

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    12 in total, one on each day :)
     
  16. skunk macrumors G4

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    I repeat, the Orthodox Christmas is on January 7th. Twelfth Night is the Orthodox Christmas Eve. Wiki is full of crap.
     
  17. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Was the first day the day after Jesus was born or the day on which he was born? :confused:
     
  19. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Merry Christmas!

    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. :eek:
     
  20. skunk macrumors G4

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    Jesus was probably born in March.
     
  21. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    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."
     
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    Is there any way to determine if "Jesus" existed at all.
     
  23. kretzy macrumors 604

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    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. :)
     
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  25. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    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?
     

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