Tag: Clement A. Miles

Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan – Clement A. Miles

The Origin and Purpose of Festivals—Ideas suggested by Christmas—Pagan and Christian Elements—The Names of the Festival—Foundation of the Feast of the Nativity—Its Relation to the Epiphany—December 25 and the Natalis Invicti—The Kalends of January—Yule and Teutonic Festivals—The Church and Pagan Survivals—Two Conflicting Types of Festival— Their Interaction—Plan of the Book. It has been an instinct […]

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