Some people are already talking about Christmas.
What if there was a similar celebration before Jesus?
There was the Opet Festival celebrated in Ancient Egypt.
The statues of the deities of the Theban Triad — Amun, Mut and their child Khonsu — were escorted in a joyous procession, though hidden from sight in a sacred barque, from the temple of Amun in Karnak, to the temple of Luxor, a journey of more than 1 mile (2 km),
in a marital celebration.
Rebirth is a strong theme of Opet and there is usually a re-coronation ceremony of the pharaoh.
Bend the knee.