Christmas Day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC. December 25th will be a public holiday in most countries around the world. If 25 December falls on a weekend, then a nearby weekday may be taken as a holiday in lieu
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The Name Christmas
The word Christmas consists of the letters Christ and Mas. The word Christ (the Anointed One) is the title of Jesus. The word Mas is an abbreviation for Mass. When the words Christ and Mas are written, it becomes the word Christmas. Christmas means the feast of Christ, that is, the feast of the Nativity of Jesus
The star in Christmas has a special meaning, according to legend, when Jesus was born, a bright star appeared. The light spread for hundreds of miles and still visible. From the far eastern regions of what is now Iran and Syria, three kings were revealed to believe that by following the starlight they would surely encounter a miracle called the feast of the three kings.
The typical image of Santa Claus is an old man wearing a red suit with white trim, a black leather belt, a red hat with a long white beard, a witty face, and "ho ho ho" laughter. Many people think that Santa Claus is the embodiment of Saint Nicolas - a saint famous for his boundless kindness.
Give Christmas Gifts
In the US, early in the morning on December 25, which is Christmas Day, all family members will gather and bring gift packages arranged from the night before under the Christmas tree to give each other. People exchange Christmas gifts to express their love and wish each other a happy holiday.
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In the 1800s, a confectioner in India wanted to express the meaning of Christmas through a symbol made of candy. He started working on his idea by bending one of his candy bars into the shape of a candy cane.
Through his candy cane, he incorporated symbols representing the love and sacrifice of Jesus. White represents the purity and innocence of Jesus.
Then, the three small stripes represent the sufferings that the Lord endured before he died on the evil cross. Those three stripes also represent the divine trinity of God (the unity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). He added a bold stripe to represent the blood that God shed for mankind.
In ancient Egypt and Rome, it was customary to send New Year's greetings carved on pieces of wood. By 1843, in England, Sir Henry Cole, because he was too busy in business to write a letter for the Christmas season and wanted to help develop the Postal system, he printed a number of cards to send to his colleagues. your. At that time, thousands of cards were printed and sold for a "shilling".
There are many legends about Christmas Eve candles. Many people believe that Martin Luther was the first person to have the initiative to light many candles on the branches of the Christmas tree.
When he returned home one winter night near Christmas, he was amazed by the beauty of the light from the stars shining on the small pine branch in front of his house. He recreated this scene by attaching candles to the branches of the Christmas tree in his house to represent the Star over Bethlehem.
Christmas tree decoration
The Christmas tree is one of the indispensable symbols of Christmas, making the Christmas atmosphere more joyful and exciting. Today, every Christmas, family members get together to decorate the Christmas tree splendidly, hanging cards, accessories...