I hereby declare the day after Christmas to be called “Christmas Adam.” Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas, so it only makes sense to declare Christmas Adam for December 26.
It’s really cool how Christmas is such an important day, that it’s the only holiday to have a
holiday dedicated to the day before it. Oh wait! I just thought of another holiday with an eve. New Years Eve!
But wait! New Year’s Eve is also tied to Christ’s birth, because our year calendar system is based around Christ’s birth. Wow!
Last night, you and i debated who invented this holiday. I suggest that we say we co-invented this holiday. It was probably around 1982 or 1983.
you are a nut! and wikipedia disagrees with you on New Year’s Eve Originally observed on March 15 in the old Roman Calendar, New Year’s Day first came to be fixed at January 1 in 153 BC, when the two Roman consuls, after whom – in the Roman calendar – years were named and numbered, began to be chosen on that date, for military reasons. Halloween is also technically an “eve’ since its the EVE before All Saints Day
Fred, I’m talking about how the Year 0 is for Christ’s birth. AD Anno Domini. (In the Year of our Lord). And BC: Before Christ. I guess I wasn’t entirely clear in my post, because I was talking about holidays and New Years Eve, I meant to say that our year system is based around Christ’s birth.
Yes, you forgot All Hallow’s Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Halloween has three days built around it ;O)
Oh wow! Great thinking, Tom! Three days for Halloween.
Speaking of calendars, dates and so forth, I can’t be the only one who’s tired of the decidedly PC retrofitting that dictates BC is now BCE and AD is now CE. It’s right up there with efforts to pacify lizbins by nixing mankind in favor of humankind. As far as Romans go, their gods truly live on in our calendars. January is from Janus, generally depicted as having two faces — he’s looking forward and backward. He’s also the god of beginnings, endings and locks.