Episode 46: Pagan Origins of Christmas Traditions

With the holiday approaching, I thought it would be fitting to write a little something about the traditions of Christmas and their roots in paganism. Now, before I continue, I just want to say that this is not a stab at Christmas and Christianity. It is merely an observation and educational opportunity. Please do not go around to those who celebrate Christmas with these traditions and tell them that they are a “secret pagan” or that they need to stick to their own traditions.

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Here We Come a-Wassailing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK_QHXFUT1g

Sources and Further Reading

(1) History Channel – Saturnalia

(2) Ancient History Encyclopedia

(3) Sinterklaas – Wikipedia

(4) Sons of Vikings

(5) Wassailing – Wikipedia

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