There are great celebrations of festivals all over the world and every festival is celebrated in a different way and this also includes Christmas. It is celebrated on 25th December and is a sacred and cultural festival. Questions related to the history and dates of this festival can sometimes be asked in exams. Do you know? Approximately 3 billion cards are sent in the US each year. In this blog you will learn about other similar interesting facts, Christmas Wishes, why it is celebrated and how its celebration started.
What is Christmas?
Christmas is celebrate on December 25 and celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, whom Christians believe to be the Son of God. Pope Julius had officially declared December 25 to be the birthday of Jesus Christ. Christians celebrate the birthday of Jesus on 25 December. While some others celebrate Christmas Day on or around January 7. However, his date of birth is unknown, as little is known about his early life.
What is the history of Christmas?
According to early Roman history, the date of birth of Christ was first reported as December 25 in the 4th century. The early celebration of Christmas is believe to come from Roman and other European festivals marking the end of the harvest and the winter solstice. Some of the customs of those celebrations that have persisted include decorating homes with greenery, giving gifts, singing songs, and eating special foods. The holiday further develop with the legend of Saint Nicholas, although much of his history is not confirm, the man who became Saint Nicholas live in the fourth century and is believe to have been a bishop in Asia Minor.
Why celebrate Christmas?
Here is why Christmas is celebrate, It is celebrate to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. Another important aspect of festival is the use of red, gold and green colors. These colors reflect the colors of the festival. Christmas time, especially in the West, is a mix of pre-Christian, Christian, and secular traditions. The word Christmas literally means Christian month. The festival is a time of spiritual reflection and celebration in Christianity. On this day children celebrate God’s love for the world through the birth of Jesus Christ. The Bible tells of the birth of Jesus Christ hundreds of years ago, fulfilling prophecies.
How do you celebrate Christmas?
For centuries, it has been celebrate not as a single day, but as an entire season in some parts of the world. It begins on December 24, Christmas Eve. Perhaps the practice of celebrating the evening before the big day is in keeping with ancient Jewish calculations. On this day the church is illuminate and decorated. After this, people celebrate with each other in the light by lighting candles. Santa Claus visits everyone’s homes at night and distributes gifts to them, especially when he gives funny gifts to children. Children wait anxiously for Santa and this day. They ask their parents when Santa will arrive and finally: the children’s wait is over and Santa arrives at 12 midnight with lots of gifts.
There are many traditions associate with Christmas and they keep changing. For example, the Philippines holds huge lantern festivals during this time.
Christmas in India is celebrate with enthusiasm in all the states and major cities. The country’s famous saying unity in diversity governs the entire festival. In South India, one of the most common festival celebrations is to place burning kerosene lamps on their rooftops, symbolizing that Jesus is the light of the world. In the Northwest, Christians tell stories and sing carols in their dialects.
Australia celebrates Christmas in the middle of summer, with long sunny days until about 8 pm. Christmas is celebrate in Australia, with lots of outdoor fun and concerts on the country’s amazing beaches.
Japan has an unusual festival tradition. In addition to some Christmas customs, such as sending cards and exchanging gifts, many Japanese families enjoy a giant red and white bucket of Christmas chicken.
Importance of Christmas
Cake has great importance on this day. People also give cakes to each other as gifts and invite them to dinners at their places. Christian people make different types of cakes at home. On this day people decorate the Christmas tree, celebrate with their friends, relatives and neighbors and distribute gifts. On this day, at 12 midnight, Santa Claus comes to everyone’s house and silently keeps lovely gifts for the children in their homes. Children are also very happy to receive gifts of their choice the next morning.
It is a special and magical holiday loved by people, young and old, all over the world. There is so much to learn about Christmas around the world. In other countries too, children and old people celebrate Christmas. In this way, the festival of Christmas gives the message to people to live together with everyone. Jesus Christ used to say – Service to the poor and needy is the greatest religion in the world.