Christmas is celebrated to remember the birth of of Jesus Christ, who Christians. Winter Solstice and the ancient pagan Roman midwinter festivals called '
How did this pagan feast become connected with "Christianity"?. the "shortest day of the year," when the sunlit part of the days start becoming longer again?
Saturnalia was a festival held between 17 and 24 December, which began in the. Pagan decorations still seen around Christmas include the red berries and .
The festival began when Roman authorities chose â€œan enemy of the Roman.  Because of its known pagan origin, Christmas was banned by the Puritans and .