Anonymous said: ngl im like 98% sure that christmas was actually originally a pagan holiday but it was taken over and the meaning was COMPLETELY altered. the same goes for easter. i think theyre both originally about like seasonal equinoxes?? i mean jesus was born in the summer and all, and it really was just created to oppress pagans
Oh definitely, Christmas and Easter were totally pagan holidays, or at least had much of their holiday customs appropriated to form “christian” holidays
As a pagan, I feel qualified to answer this-Christmas was Yule (which I celebrate instead of Christmas, yay for 12 days of smaller gifts instead of one day of a couple larger gifts) and Easter was Ostara, a celebration of the fertility goddess. Also, according to scholars, Jesus of Nazareth’s birthday would have actually been in the spring. It was changed to coincide with Yule to appeal to pagans.