I know I'm a bit late, but I'll try to compensate with some unexpected history.

Has anyone ever wondered why we celebrate the new year on the first of January? It has nothing to do with religion, may it be christianity or more traditional (I hate the word "pagan", but I may digress) religions, nor with the seasons. January takes place after the...
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aymericnikator:
When Christianity became the official religion of the Empire; the authorities decided to put the birth of Christ the same day as Mytra's, in order to weaken the strongly establish religion and in time to replace it. To conclude, you have to thank the roman imperial church for this day festivities.
aymericnikator:
If any of you is interested, I'll do the same thing on the 1st of January, you'll be even more surprised!