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archive article

PUB. DATE
November 2013
SOURCE
British Baker;11/15/2013, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the early Christian Fathers who used to influence people and tended to build on the religions that already existed such as Christmas and Easter Days. It states that the fathers stopped the Saturnalia, and fixed Christmas to December 25 as the actual birth date of Christ was unknown to everyone. It also mentions that Easter came from Eostre, who was the Anglo Saxon goddess of Dawn and Fertility hence Easter eggs and the date was fixed following March 21.
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91987646

 

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