jan 1, 354 - Earliest Reference to
a Christmas Celebration
The Chronography of 354, also known as the Calendar of 354, was a 4th-century illuminated manuscript, which was produced in 354 AD for a wealthy Roman Christian named Valentinus by the calligrapher and illuminator Furius Dionysius Filocalus.
Amongst other historically significant information, the work contains the earliest reference to the celebration of Christmas as a holiday or feast.
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