OZHAMMER wrote:The year immediately following 1BC was 1AD (ie there was no year ‘zero’.
So the first year of Jesus’ life was actually 1AD (anno domini Latin for ‘in the year of the lord’.) He would’ve celebrated his first birthday on the first day of 2AD.
The thing I don’t understand is if the Gregorians created the modern day calendar based on the birth of Christ, then why 25th December to celebrate his birth? Surely his birthday should be celebrated on the first day of the calendar year?
Religious mumbo jumbo old chap. JV was supposed to have been born on Dec 25th, so we celebrate Christmas every year on that date. But wasn't he executed at Easter ? So why is Easter not on the same date every year, like his birthday? Particularly as part of the fairy tale is the coming back to life bit. So this is kind of appropriate.
And what about the bloody queen? She has a birthday, and an official birthday every year. Which must make her about 190 years old. Confuses the bollocks off me tbh.
If it looks like a cunt, walks like a cunt, and talks like a cunt it's either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn.