Hoje é natal? Acho que não.

A igreja romana católica aproveitou a festa pagã em que era comemorado o dia do deus do sol, Mitra. Esta festa era comemorado no dia 25 de dezembro pois era o dia do solstício de inverno (hoje sabemos que a data correta do solstício é 21 de dezembro) no hemisfério norte. No solstício de inverno acontece a noite mais longa do ano no hemisfério norte. Após este, os dias vão ficando cada vez mais longos até o solstício de verão. Assim a data comemorava o dia em que o mundo saia das trevas (noite mais longa) para a luz.
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The Roman Catholic Church took the pagan festival that was celebrated the day of the sun god, Mithras. This feast was celebrated on December 25 it was the day of the winter solstice (now know that the correct date of the solstice is December 21) in the northern hemisphere. At the winter solstice occurs the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. After this, the days are getting longer and longer until the summer solstice. So the date commemorating the day that the world out of darkness (longest night) to the light.
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