Redeeming Holy Days from Pagan Lies

Articles about the historical relationships between Christianity and paganism and about attempts to undermine historic Christianity and historic Christian practices with assertions about pagan origins.

This page and the articles are works in progress. The list includes other holy days to give context for the liturgical year. This help the reader see how these days are related to each other. Some of the days may become articles later on.

Holidays and Traditions Related to the date of Christmas

Annunciation/Christmas Cycle-Originally Tied to Passover

Some Pagan days claimed as sources for the Christmas cycle


Some Traditions Associated With Christmas Purportedly Pagan

  • Gift Giving-Strenae – resources
  • Christmas Carols
  • Constantine and Christmas



  • Greenery
    • Trees
    • Holly and Ivy
    • Mistletoe
  • Father Christmas
  • Santa
  • Krampus
  • Twelve-Days
  • Yule/Norse/Yule Log
  • Wild Hunt


Holy Days and Traditions Related to the date of Easter

  • Gesima Sundays
  • Shrove Tuesday/Mardi-Gras/Carnival
  • Ash Wednesday and Lent
    • Lenten Fast
  • Great Week-Passion Week-and Holy Week
  • Palmorum
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Good Friday



Holy Days and Traditions Based on Calendar Date


Below here is a running list of all the articles from latest published to earliest.