Why we Celebrate Christmas Every Year ?
Christmas Day 2020 : It is celebrated across the globe on 25 December to remember the birth of Jesus Christ, the son of God.
Christmas festival is the time when family, friends, and relatives together and celebrate with full of joy.
Children are mostly excited due to the gifts they receive from Santa Claus. Therefore, we can say that in the Christmas celebration there is a mythical figure named Santa Claus that plays an important role.
There are lots of interpretations regarding the name of Christmas and why it is celebrated.
One of them is, Eucharist or Communion is a Mass service where Jesus died for his people and then came back to life.
Therefore, the ‘Christ-Mass’ is the service that took place after dusk and before dawn on the next day and so the trend of Midnight started. And this way we got the name Christ-Mas that is Christmas
Origin of Christmas
The first known date of Christmas being rejoiced on December 25th was in 336 AD, through the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine who was the first Christian Roman Emperor.
After some years, Pope Julius I formally announced that the birth of Jesus would rejoiced on the 25th December.
Origin of Christmas Tree
Simply as before Christians introduced Roman pagans by linking Christmas with the Saturnalia.
Pagans had worshipped trees in the forest for ages, or grown them in their homes and decorated them, and this ceremony was known and rejoiced with a Christian facade by the Church.
Do you know that the 1st decorated Christmas tree was placed or kept in Riga, Latvia in 1510?
In Germany, the first Christmas tree was decorated with apples, ginger bread, wafers, and sweets.
Different types of trees are used in different countries as a Christmas tree and every time they are not fir trees.
Like in New Zealand – the ‘Pohutakawa’ tree is used and consists of red flowers.
How is Christmas celebrated?
Christmas is a celebration that is filled with delight, cheerfulness, and worship in the life of people.
On this occasion, people go to church, sing carols, participate in different religious services, swap presents, beautify their homes with holly, mistletoe, lights, flowers, and Christmas trees and conduct family get-together.
On Christmas Eve, churches across the globe perform evening services. At midnight, many churches perform extraordinary candlelight services.
Santa Claus is an admired personality in the Christmas event who distributes presents to the kids. People prepare several cakes and feasts, express their joy and happiness by singing Christmas carols i.e. songs and welcome the Lord.
Kids or children used to celebrate this festival with full of joy and excitement for the gifts which were given by the parents, friends, family members and also wait for Santa Claus eagerly.
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