Zoe Saldana confused by Christmas

zoe-saldana-the-2013-american-music-awards_3969770 Growing up in the Dominican Republic, Zoe Saldana used to celebrate Christmas on January 7, instead of December 25, but she actually believes that Jesus was born in March, and she admits she is quite confused about the holiday.

“You don’t open presents on the 25th in the Dominican Republic; you have to wait until the 7th of January. You’d get to open more presents,” the actress explains. “And some people believe Baby Jesus was born in December and other people believe he was born in January, but in reality he was actually born in March.

“We didn’t have the same calendar back then… Their year was shorter… They based their year on the moon positions, and it says that Jesus was born on this kind of moon position and that’s based in March or April or something.”

zoe-saldanaAnd Jesus’ birth date is not the only thing that confuses her. Zoe was always skeptical about Santa Claus too.

“He would have died of heat exhaustion… Look at that big red suit he wears; he would have never lasted in the Sahara… and, like, the freaking yards of beard that he has, he would have never lasted,” she says.

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2 responses to “Zoe Saldana confused by Christmas”

  1. Diana says:

    Hehehehehe! Santa wouldn’t last? LOL. Should we frustrated Zoe and reveal the greatest secret of Santa and his existence? LOL. I think she commented it this way on purpose to make the readers of the article laugh. This brilliant actress has a striking sense of humor. I laughed a lot reading the article. I can hardly stop even now. As to the Calendars, she is right, but who cares of the actual date of Jesus Christ’s birth? The main idea he is our Survivor, no???

  2. Merry says:

    I do not think Zoe is really confused, it is just the way people celebrate and she is used to a different date. Indeed, she is right about the oldest calendar. At those times calendar was shorter. Still, I agree with Diana, who care for the exact date? The idea is that Jesus is our Savior, that is! Still look at Christmas in the USA – it is very commercialized. There is no image of God and Jesus Christ in it at all. It is just Santa, Christmas tree, gifts, drinks, eating and crazy shopping that is!