Nobody knows when the Christ was born.
Clément, in the second century, considered as "superstitious" the speculations as for date.
Origène, in A.D. 245, made a fool of the idea and said that it was a sin. The church of Rome, in the fifth century, records: " no certainty existed ".
In the New International Encyclopedia, we find: " we do not know exactly when it has origin... almost certain that December 25 th cannot be the date.
The New Catholic Encyclopedia reports: " however incomprehensible it can appear, the date of birthday of the Christ is unknown ". (Vol. 3, p. 655)
The origin of Christmas
In the Nelson's Encyclopedia, it is said that December 25 th was " of heathen origin, otherwise sun... The Saturnalia of Romans preceded it ".
" The day of the ancient holiday of Sol-Invictus (to celebrate the birth of the god-sun). ( Americana Encyclopedia)
" Saturnalia (a holiday of enjoyment without restraint)... The Christmas was fixed at the same time ". Mr. de Beugnot: History of the Destruction of the Paganism in West, Vol. 2, p. 265.
" The church... returning to the paganism... wishing more festivities, added Christian names to heathen holidays ... The church established Christian festivities, so named, to replace heathen... so paganizing the Christendom to satisfy their carnal thoughts ".
Augustine tells that the people were so determined to have their holidays, that the clergy pretended to see nothing!
The tradition of the ancients (Matthew 15:2)