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Just an FYI on Christmas

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Rain6638
Simulacra and Simulation
Goonswarm Federation
#41 - 2013-12-14 15:03:05 UTC
CCP Doom wrote:

In Iceland Christmas is celebrated with presents and dinner on the evening of December 24, the same as the rest of the Nordics and other European countries.

Christmas Day itself is a day of recovery and for family and friends Smile


and this year, for watching 47 Ronin

[ 2013.06.21 09:52:05 ] (notify) For initiating combat your security status has been adjusted by -0.1337

Toshiro Ozuwara
Perkone
#42 - 2013-12-14 18:12:15 UTC
Qaidan Alenko wrote:
Oh wait, I get it... gag gifts...

They aren't even gag gifts. They are just terrible and pointless.

It didn't take long to locate the tracking beacon, deep inside the quarters for sleepin' They thought they could get away Not today, it's not the way that this kid plays

bongpacks
Rules of Acquisition
#43 - 2013-12-22 21:47:11 UTC
Hope the last two gifts are awesome because so far it's all crap, could have made more isk just playing the game in the time it took to log into account management, click each stupid yule lad and then redeem in game. The men's coat looks like a dress TBH and the only unique thing is a Fedo, a worthless make believe potato thing...awesome.
bongpacks
Rules of Acquisition
#44 - 2013-12-22 21:48:03 UTC
Also: BAH HUMBUG!
Noboru Tahvo Toivonen
Achura-Waschi Exchange
Monyusaiya Industry Trade Group
#45 - 2013-12-22 21:56:57 UTC
bongpacks wrote:
BAAAAAAW. WAAAAAH. *sniff* WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH


Translated your post.
Hasikan Miallok
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#46 - 2013-12-22 22:12:12 UTC
Lors Dornick wrote:
[quote=Vera Algaert]
There's also the slight cynical idea that since there's wasn't any obvious date to celebrate the birth of Christ the church of that time (300 AD ish) decided that putting it at the same time as several pagan festivals was a good idea.

They didn't have to tell people to stop having a party, they just tweaked the reason.



It was actually an administrative convenience for the government of the time.

When Constantine for pragmatic purposes decided to take control of the christian movement by making it the official Roman religion:

- the Jewish festival of passover and the Jewish sabbath inconveniently mismatched existing Roman holidays
- furthermore there was no mid winter eve festival at all which would have caused a riot if that holiday was cancelled

The solution:

- move the sabbath from the Jewish Saturday to the more convenient Sunday which was already a Roman religious holiday
- move passover (Easter) to the existing fertility god holiday that was around the same time of year
- invent a reason to keep mid winters eve as a holiday
Omega Sunset
Black.Omega
#47 - 2013-12-23 01:40:31 UTC  |  Edited by: Omega Sunset
Ayx Shewma wrote:
The 'x days' until Christmas actually begins on Christmas day, not before. Seems CCP has fallen for the same 'get it done early so you can get it over with' mentality as with all other big corporations.

Don't see why it matters, Christmas is in September. It was a time of harvest. The Romans did the census and taxes during the harvest and the feasts, when the regional population came together out of the fields and loaded with money. So yeah, no room at the inn, the population came in from the fields. That's September-October, not December. Anyway, watch the video, they are at war with Santa, so I don't see the problem with the lads doing it early to move in on Santa's territory.

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