|11:59:24 PM - Tue, Dec 6th 2022
|The Origins of Christmas
Although it seems we don’t remember a time where there wasn’t celebration happening on December 25, Christmas didn’t become a federal holiday until June 26, 1870. The roots of Christmas were first formed in Europe, as winter was the time to celebrate the conclusion of the dark days of the season and the approaching spring with longer days and more sunshine. This was done through winter solstice festivals, as it was seen as light and birth coming from the winter’s darkness; the Norse in Scandinavia marked December 21 throughout January as winter solstice.