A little background and etimolology on SABATH/SATURN/SATURDAY:
Sabbath-keepers worship on Saturday. However, the word "Satur-day" comes from the Latin for "Saturn’s day," a so-called "pagan" day of worship of the planet Saturn. Again and again we can see the undisputable astrological foundations of Christianity and all religions and spiritual traditions.
In fact, calendars are founded on the observation by our ancestors the heavens/cosmos.
The days of the week are named after planets:
Sunday = “sun day”
Monday= “moon day”
Tuesday = "Mars day (from the Latin "Martis", French "mardi", Spanish "martes")
Wednesday = Mercury’s day”
Thursday "Jupiter day" (from Latin "joves" or french "jeudi")
Friday = "Venus day" (Latin
Veneris, french "vendredi")
Saturday = "Saturn day"
(from Latin sabbata, which goes back to Hebrew shabtai/shabbat)
Hebrew Meaning: The “Sabbatic” from the Hebrew meaning “to cease.”
Hebrew Theme: Cease, rest.
Saturn, with its huge rings, seven of them, was known in Talmudic Hebrew literature as a representation of the Shabbat (Sabbath). It earned this reputation because of its prolonged orbit around the Sun.
In ancient Egyptian cosmology there are several references to what is now referred as the planet (its not a star) Saturn.
This is one.
For the Egyptians Saturn was known as "Heru, the Bull of the Sky" or simply as "Heru the Bull". The bull was seen as a symbol of royal strength, fortitude, stability, power and virility. Through this symbol stability, the established power of the kingdom, was embodied and maintained. In many respects these are all attributes which we, today, ascribe to Saturn.
Egyptologists and Assyriologists have known for over a hundred years that Seb (Egyptian), Repa (Coptic), Kaiwan (Akkadian), Chiun (Hebrew), Cronos (Greek), and Saturn (Latin) are all names of the same deity.
In terms of the biblical birth of Jeus and what is commonly observed as Christmas, this is related to the Saturnalia, a pagan festival which is held to commemorate the winter solstice.
The Saturnalia festival has an astronomical character, referring to the completion of the sun’s yearly course, and the commencement of a new cycle. Saturn represented by the sun at its lowest aspect at the winter solstice. The earth is cold, most plants are dead, and it was believed that the sun might also be approaching death. Today winter solstice is around December 21, but because of calendar changes, it was originally December 25th. Saturnalia celebrated the sun overcoming the power of winter, with hope of spring when life would be renewed (resurrection)