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Christmas had also been celebrated by the early Church on January 6th, when they also celebrated the Epiphany (which means the revelation that Jesus was God's son) and the Baptism of Jesus.
Now Epiphany mainly celebrates the visit of the Wise Men to the baby Jesus, but back then it celebrated both things!
In Scandinavia, and some other parts of northern Europe, the Winter Solstice is known as Yule and is where we get Yule Logs from.
In Eastern Europe the mid-winter festival is called Koleda.
The Roman Festival of Saturnalia took place between December 17th and 23rd and honoured the Roman god Saturn.
However, there are many different traditions and theories as to why Christmas is celebrated on December 25th.In the UK the change of calendars was made in 1752.The day after 2nd September 1752 was 14th September 1752.Christmas is celebrated to remember the birth of of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is the Son of God.The name 'Christmas' comes from the Mass of Christ (or Jesus).