Today Christmas is probably the most well known of all the Christian festivals but that was not always the case. The early Christians did not even celebrate Christmas and it is not until about 200 years after Jesus was born that we get the first mention of any celebration. Although the Bible gives details about Jesus’ birth it does not give any date and many scholars doubt that December 25th was actually his birthday. The modern Armenian church actually celebrates Christmas on January 6th.
So how did our Christmas traditions begin?