M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Mon Nov 3 10:41:42 EST 2008
In message: <20081103153303.GD1110 at mercury.ccil.org>
John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org> writes:
: M. Warner Losh scripsit:
: > I was told in school a long time ago this was the same reason that
: > Christmas happened do late: It too was designed to not conflict with
: > Hanukkah and also the pagan solstice celebrations. I have no source
: > for this information, so take it with a lot more skepticism than most
: > things you see here :-)
: Christmas can coincide with Hanukkah, as in 2003, and it's an interesting
: coincidence (if it is one) that whereas Christmas falls on the 25th of
: December, Hanukkah falls on the 25th of Kislev.
How often does this happen? About 1 in 29 years?
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