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The Epiphany is celebrated on the 6th of January, not the 3rd.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 4th, 2007 at 10:00:30 AM EST
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Exactly...the 6th...not the 3rd...

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Thu Jan 4th, 2007 at 10:03:55 AM EST
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RE: the abduction of pagan festivals by Christianity.

In Nordic mythology, it was the goat tthat brought presents around this time. It wasn't much of a tradition change from one kind of bearded animal to another = Santa Claus. In fact Santa's name in Finnish is Joulupukki or Yule Buck (goat).

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by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Jan 4th, 2007 at 10:32:43 AM EST
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