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Holiday Spirits


Few people know why they believe or do the things they do. Especially when it comes to their religious beliefs and practices. The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336. During the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (he was the first Christian Roman Emperor). A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on the 25th December.


Luke 2:4-7
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David. Because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary. She was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born. She gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Nine-in-ten individuals say they celebrate Christmas, and three-quarters say they agree with in the virgin beginning of Jesus. However merely about half see Christmas as a spiritual holiday. At the same time as one-third view it as a cultural holiday. Practically all Christians (96%) commemorate Christmas. Just two-thirds see it as a non secular holiday. Further, eight-in-ten non-Christians in the U.S. also observe Christmas. But, nearly everyone view it as a cultural vacation opposed to a spiritual occasion.
Fully 86% of American citizens say they plan to shop for presents for acquaintances and family over the Christmas or holiday season this year. This includes large majorities of people in all large U.S. Spiritual organizations in addition to those without any non secular affiliation.

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