Do Christians really celebrate the birth of Christ?
Historians say: “Christ, peace be upon him, was not born on this date, which is celebrated today in the Christian countries… as the church fathers in the second and third centuries AD assert that the so-called birthday of Christ is nothing but an exact copy of what the pagans celebrated. In Europe long before the birth of Christ (Encyclopedia Britannica vol. 16, p. 364 Britannica Encyclopedia).
The calendar of Christian holidays is taken from (the solar calendar of Julius), which is the calendar introduced by “Julius Caesar” to Rome in 46 BC.. which made the days of the year 365 days (the previous reference) .. where the pagans celebrated (on December 25) what they called “The Birth of the Indomitable Sun” or the so-called “Roman Summer Solstice” .
The first celebration of the birth of Christ, as they claim, was held in the year 336 AD in Rome on the sixth day of January.. Then it was established in the Western churches at the end of the fourth century AD celebrate the birth of Christ on (25 December).
The festivals of the infidels and the position of the Muslim on them By Sheikh Ibrahim bin Muhammad Al-Hugail