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Examining origins of Christmas
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Rev. Tommy Vann talks about the history of Christmas to Noon Rotary Club members on Thursday. - photo by Lacy Garrison
For nearly 1,700 years, Christians in most parts of the world have celebrated Dec. 25 as the anniversary date of the nativity—the birth of Jesus Christ. But the earliest believers, in the first two centuries after the establishment of the church, observed Jan. 6 as the proper date.