Just random thought:
Christmas is 25-26th December (Jesus was born at midnight).
That date is also fairly close to winter solstice (longest night; actually around 21st Dec, but that's difficult to measure precisely)
25th of December is the 359th day of the year.
Egyptians had a 360 day-year with 5 days left over for celebrations (ever thought why there were 360 degrees in a circle?)
I feel like there's a lot of symbolism in the birth of Christ.
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@happyaxltl most theologians would all agree if there was such a person as the historical Jesus he would not have been born in December. Early Christians made their myths easily conform with pagan rituals so as to more easily convert people.
@ckrypto Yup, was just reading about that on Britannica https://www.britannica.com/story/why-is-christmas-in-december
It's interesting though to think about the interplay between the orbit of the Earth measured in rotations (days), sexagesimal (Sumerian) counting and the culture built around the number 360.
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