30+ Merry Christmas Meme 2019 Free Download For Facebook – With Halloween gone by, most of us are eagerly waiting for the arrival of Christmas, the birthday of Jesus Christ. Christmas is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ on the 25th of December. Jesus was born somewhere between 2BC to 7BC but it wasn’t until 336AD that his birthday was celebrated on 25th December. It was during the time of the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine that his birthday was celebrated on this date. A few years later, 25th December was officially declared as the birthday of Jesus Christ by Pope Julius I. This date is surrounded by various theories and one certain early Christian tradition states that Mother Mary announced the birth of a very special child on 25th of March, which falls exactly 9 months before 25th of December.
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Many Christians still celebrate the 25th of March as the Annunciation Day while some believe that the world was created on this day and this is when Jesus died as an adult. There is yet another reason as to why December 25th could be the chosen date. The Winter solstice and ancient midwinter festivals called ‘Saturnalia’ and “Dies Natalis Solis Invicti’ fall around this time of the year automatically leading to celebrations. The Romans celebrate this day as the ‘Birthday of the unconquered Sun’ and worship and celebrate this day as the birthday of Pagan sun god ‘Mithra’. Christians gave a whole new meaning to this. According to them, Jesus was a Jewish savior (the bible prophesy) and Christians celebrated him as the ‘Sun of Righteousness’ and hence celebrate this day as his birthday.
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Funny Merry Christmas Pictures, Meme 2019 – The early Church celebrated his birthday on the 6th of January, just when they celebrated Epiphany (a revelation that Jesus was god’s son) and the Baptism of Jesus. Originally, the Baptism was considered more important than his birthday but very soon people wanted a day to celebrate his birthday. But due to a shift from Roman Calendar to Gregorian Calendar, 10 days were lost and people around the world celebrate these two days differently and many still call it ‘Old Christmas’ because 6th January is when the birthday would have been celebrated, had the replacement not taken place.
The word ‘Christmas’ comes from the Mass of Christ which was a mass service t remind Christians that Jesus died and came back to life for them. This was the only service that occurred after sunset and before the next day’s sunrise. And this is how we got the name ‘Christmas’ from ‘Christ-Mass’. Christianity was introduced in the UK by St. Augustine in the 6th century. He came from countries that were still using the Roman calendar and hence western countries still celebrate the 25th of December as Christmas. These Western European countries then established 25th December as the official birthday of Christ. Share Merry Christmas Meme 2019, Funny Pictures, and Photos on WhatsApp, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Reddit and other social sites like Facebook.