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Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Dies Natalis Solis Invicti!

Sol Invictus (Wikipedia):

A festival of the birth of the Unconquered Sun (or Dies Natalis Solis Invicti) was celebrated when the duration of daylight first begins to increase after the winter solstice, — the "rebirth" of the sun.

The Sol Invictus festival ran from December 22 through December 25. Eradicating the remnants of this much-celebrated pagan holiday is likely the reason why Christmas was picked by the early Catholic leaders as the birthday of Jesus Christ.

Kitchen Linker wishes you and yours a happy one.

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