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History of Christmas, and the New year, from the ancient world up to today (wl)

Origin
- the point from which something starts; the cause of something
Religion
- the belief in the existence of a god or gods, and the activities that are connected with the
of them, or in the teachings of a spiritual leader
Feast
- a large or special meal, especially for a lot of people and to celebrate something
Celebration
- a special event that people organize in order to celebrate something
Century
- a period of 100 years
Solstice
- either of the two times of the year at which the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky in the middle of the day, marked by the longest and shortest days
Represent
- to be a symbol of something
Pagan
- used in the past by Christians to describe a person who did not believe in Christianity
Honour
- to do something that shows great respect for somebody/something
Birth
- the time when a baby is born; the process of being born
Nativity
- the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated by Christians at Christmas






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Definition of Birth from the
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Definition of
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