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Modern Christmas is the biggest cultural phenomenon celebrated by people all around the world, even in many non-Christian countries including Ghana, Pakistan and China (who manufacture most of the world’s plastic trees and decorations). To both religious and secular societies, Christmas and the surrounding weeks are a cheery time of year. There is a tangible sense of goodwill towards family, friends and strangers alike and, as we all know, Christmas is filled with food and gift giving.
Christmas has been celebrated in different ways by many cultures throughout history and only became a Christian festival around the fourth century. Pagans celebrated the Winter Solstice, or the end of the struggle through the winter period and the coming of warmth, light and longer days. Many cultures, like the Norse and Germans, also celebrated this time within their own customs and spiritual beliefs. The Romans celebrated Saturnalia, the festival of Saturn, widely considered Christmas’ predecessor, in December.
Today we have plenty of Christmas traditions. Many, with less obvious origins, have pagan roots. Carols, or songs of joy, were sung by pagans as they celebrated the Winter Solstice. Pagans also decorated their homes with branches of evergreen fir trees and Roman temples would feature fir trees at Saturnalia. Pagans believed hanging mistletoe would deter evil spirits and in Norse cultures, mistletoe signified friendship and love, which is why people in England started to kiss under it.