This is the pagan celebration of the longest night, shortest day, beginning of winter and birth of Mithra, the sun god, a virgin birth from goddess Anahita in Iran. This tradition spread from Iran to Greece and Rome. When Constantin, the Roman emperor became Christian he changed it to Christmas.
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