Lots of people have heard about the Roman celebration of Saturnalia that many believe to be the festival Christmas was intended to replace. Bible historians are confident that Jesus wasn’t born in December. And many of the symbols and rituals used today were part of the Saturnalia celebration. Yule (or Juul) from Scandinavia also contain rituals and traditions shared this time of year. Indigenous cultures from around the globe all have their special celebrations for Solstice.
The Magi (3 wise men of the bible story about Christmas) were well-known astrologers who saw a bright newborn star and predicted the birth of Christ. They were disciples of Zoroaster.