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3rd Commemoration SS: Uncommon Report ‘Christmas Ban’
Christmas, a festival for the christians on the previous world.
What was supposed to be a day to celebrate the birth of Christ, became a day where one would be more excited to receive presents from Santa Claus.
Well, it was more or less fine till that point.
The problem is how such a dignified ceremony day became a day which endorsed illicit sexual relationships.
It is beyond my knowledge how it became like that but, when thought about Christmas here, the public image was about two lovers spending a passionate night together.
And at the same time, as that mood filled the whole city, for people who are not in such a relationship end up feeling embarrassed.
For example, if someone doesn’t have a lover but has a good group of friends, they could throw a party and live the day to its fullest but for someone like me who falls at the middle category, that is a dream within a dream.
Pretending not to see the dazzling lights decorated all around the city, I miserably return home hurriedly–that was Christmas for me.
Although, that is only applicable for the previous world.
In the world I am at now, Christianity itself does not exist so there is no way Christmas would.
And as such, I could say this as a light joke to vent up my anger for the previous world while having dinner.
“For this world, I shall ban Christmas.”
——At that very moment, the air froze.
I ended up tilting my head a bit as a result.
I surely thought I would be asked ‘What even is Christmas?’.
But among all of them, Sofia and Amber were clearly angry as they stood up.
“You have quite the guts….”
“Yeah, she sure does….”
The two gods glared at me, releasing a dreadful amount of magic.
“Banning my birthday festival!”
“Banning my birthday festival!”
Ah, they overlapped. I could hear a snapping noise.
After listening to each others words, they stopped glaring at me and started glaring at each other.
“……….What did you say just now?”
“………Whaddya say right now?”
With eerie voices, the two gods ask each other.
The feeling of tension accelerated at a high rate and exploded before long.
“I just said Christmas was my birthday festival.”
“Stop kidding around, it is my birthday festival.”
“It is my birthday festival, don’t come crashing in!”
“You’re the shameless one! Stay out of this!”
“What did you say?!”
The argument kept heating up.
They still had not raised their hands but it was only a matter of time.
But for now, being relieved that the spearhead had turned away from me, I asked the others to try and understand the cause of the problem.
“What exactly is Christmas?”
“It’s the Dark God’s birthday.”
Lily tilted her head in confusion but it looks like opinions differed between Tena and Leonora. To Leonora’s answer, Tena was clearly surprised.
“Is the Christmas Tena knows different?”
“Yes, it is the birthday of Holy God Sophia.”
Tena is now an apostle but if I consider that she was a human before, it seems like among the humans, Christmas is known as Sophia’s birthday and among the demons it is Amber’s birthday.
However, do the births of the gods even matter?
Sophia and Amber are gods born from the separation of the Creation God.
In that sense, it isn’t that strange that they both have the same birthday.
But even if we say that is the case for argument’s sake, why is their birthday called ‘Christmas’?”
I couldn’t think up of anything so I decided to directly ask the two.
“Is Christmas the day on which you two separated from the Creation God?”
“No, that is not quite right.”
“Rather, I don’t even remember the date.”
It seems like I was wrong.
I don’t know what’s what anymore.
“If so, then why is it your birthday?”
“Because the people who came from your world say it is the day god was born.”
I could guess the rest after hearing Amber’s answer.
I heard from Leonora before that there were people from my previous world who were summoned here as heroes. They are what you call summoned heroes.
The moment these summoned heroes are brought to this world, they are given some sort of a strong ability which they use to conduct themselves as heroes.
And that is probably also the ‘Hero’ which come up in stories.
Given their position, they must have surely been popular to the opposite sex. And so, to have an event to make out, they spread ‘Christmas’ in this world…..
U N F O R G I V A B L E!!
And as such, Sophia and Amber being the gods of this world for humans and demons respectively, it became known as their birthday.
But, if that’s the case, then I am worried about the actual event details.
Is it the same as my previous world, an event for the lovers?
I had a bad hunch about it so I tried asking them.
“What do you do on Christmas?”
“It’s a day where the males give the females presents. A characteristic clothing of red and white with short bottoms called… what was it again? ‘Mini-skirt-santa-claus’?”
“Yes, and if she accepts and wears it, they become lovers.”
What should I do? It has turned into a far more weirder day.
There are portions remaining like Santa Claus and presents but I kinda get a different ‘feel’ from the ‘short skirts’ and ‘changing clothes to become lovers’.
Looks like the past heroes mixed their desires to various different customs. I do not know if it was intentional or it became like this as a result. 9 times of ten, I think it is the former.
Or rather, where did Sophia and Amber’s birthday celebration go? Are these two okay with that?
But still, what do I do about this?
I half-jokingly banned Christmas earlier but now I think I should return it to its original state. Mainly because of my mental stability.
——–Alright, I have decided.
I can only exercise my influence in this country but, I feel like I should at least make this place celebrate Christmas properly.
Now that it’s decided, I need to decide what to instruct the Pope.
Firstly, for the name, I shall go with the Birth of the God. I want to avoid agitating Sophia and Amber for no reason and also I don’t think anyone would understand if I said prophet or messiah or the sort.
Secondly, I think I will keep the present part of it. It in itself isn’t bad and after all, when you say Christmas, you think of presents.
Thirdly, I will completely remove the Santa Claus part. It kinda feels wrong to not have it but I really want to remove the ‘mini-skirt-santa’ the previous heroes spread.
Lastly, and this is the most important part, on the very day, everyone will gather and celebrate grandly. No lovey-dovey nights for lovers or lonely nights for loners. It is by no means because of my convenience.
For this country, Christmas will be a day where everyone gathers up and celebrates the birth of god while giving each other presents. I decided on it just now.
At the center of the reception hall of the Evil God’s banquet, a cauldron was placed on top of a bonfire.
From the cauldron, a light pinkish smoke went up which uplifted the peoples mood.
In this space, where people from all over the country gathered up, a weird feeling filled the air.
It was like a scene readapted from a long time ago.
To get straight to the point, it was Sabbath once again.
And like the Pope had raised his hand and declared before,
“Well then, we will now begin the ceremony of sacrifice to celebrate Anri-sama’s birth!”
—–How did it turn out like this?