From the scraps of Information I have heard on the season of Jesus's Birth, it was most definately Spring. Infact it is even stated right in the bible, and repeated at every manger scene you have ever heard " And the shepards tend their floks by night". During the winter sheep are kept in pasture during the night. the only time when sheep roam all day is when the ewes are preparing to birth, ie. The Spring.
When I asked may father about this, he replied with a more profound question. "Does it matter exactly when Jesus was Born, or simply that he was born"?
From what I can gather the shift to the winter came during Constantines Reign, A Pagan in Christians Clothing. Probably around the same time the Christain sabath was moved from Saturday to Sunday. This is why a lot of Northern European Pagan Practices have made it in the Christian Christmas Tradition. 12 Days of Christmas, Yule Logs, Wrethes. And of course the Christmas Tree, which by the way is a concept not widely practiced in the U.S. pre WWI
[glow=Purple,2,100]Attention[/glow]- If anyone took offense to anthing herein I appologize, that was not my intention.
Reguardless, divinci code; a bunch of garbage that the author of the book (which has sold 60 million copies; 15 million since the release of the film) first stated was based on facts. he has since been forced to recant that statement and claim that it is based on loose open ended info that could be contrived as fact through countless cross referencing and hearsay.
for the real deal in "religion" check out this sight. Jesus, muhammad, abraham, or whatever false idol someone might claim can't touch the power of the stars and of numbers. both understandings were handed down by extraterrestrial beings hundreds of thousands of years ago to man. you want proof? two words alpha draconus.
In an underwater cave in Israel that had been sealed off for five million years, eight previously unknown species have been discovered. One of the invertebrate creatures resembles a shrimp, another a scorpion. Scientists believe that there may be more discoveries coming from this unique and ancient ecosystem. For more info, photos & video, visit BBC News.