No, Jesus was not born on December 25. The surprising thing most people don’t know is that the Bible does not tell the day of Jesus’ birth, likely because Christians did not participate in birthday celebrations and did not feel it worth mentioning. So how do we know it was not on December 25th? The Bible states that on the night of Jesus birth the shepherds were tending sheep outdoors. In Bethlehem where Jesus was born, December is a rainy and cold season and a time when shepherds do not spend the night outdoors, so Jesus could not have been born then. Furthermore, Jesus’ ‘birthday’ was said to be on December 25 because it was the date for Saturnalia, a festival celebrated by the Romans which worshipped the Sun God Saturn.