Christmas Day, on December 25, is one of the most festive Christian holidays in many countries around the world. It celebrates Jesus’ birth.
Celebrate Christmas Day
Christmas Day is a holiday in many countries, but not all. Christmas decorations and Christmas trees are common in many homes during the weeks leading up to Christmas Day. Some companies host Christmas parties before December 25. You can exchange presents, sing Christmas songs, and go to parties.
This is a time for children to receive gifts from Santa Claus, Father Christmas, and their friends. Christmas cards can also be sent or given before Christmas Day.
Some people celebrate Christmas as a family event, while others invite their friends to join them at a Christmas dinner or buffet. Special services may be offered by churches, which might include a creche and miniature Nativity scene.
What’s open or closed?
Christmas Day is a public holiday worldwide. This includes Australia and Canada. The United Kingdom and The United States. This day is closed for government offices, educational institutions and many businesses. Check with your local transport authority for changes to the schedule if you are planning on traveling by public transport.
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ who, according to Christians, is the son and heir of God. Because little is known about his childhood, it is difficult to determine when he was born. Scholars disagree on the date Jesus was born. Christmas is celebrated by Christians on December 25. Orthodox Christians observe Christmas Day on or close to January 7.
The old English word “Christmas” is “Cristes maesse”, which means the mass of Christ. It is possible that December 25 was chosen as Christmas to offset Pagan celebrations like Natalis Invicti and Saturnalia. It is possible that the celebrations of the birth of “true light” were held at the December Solstice, as this is when northern hemisphere days begin to get longer. Many cultures have their Christmas traditions, including Teutonic and Celtic, Roman, West Asian, Christian, and Roman.
How would you describe Santa Claus to children?
Santa Claus is an old, cheerful man wearing a red suit who lives at the North Pole. He keeps a list every year of all the nice and naughty children from all over the world. The nice children get a Christmas present, while the naughty ones get a coal stocking. Santa’s elves assist him throughout the year to prepare for Christmas Eve, when he takes his sled, accompanied by his reindeer (Dasher and Prancer, Donner, Vixens, Cupids, Comets, Blitzens, Rudolph, and Vixens). He can glide down chimneys to deliver gifts because magic is his power.
Mistletoe is a common Christmas decoration. People who are gathered under the mistletoe hang to be bound to kiss. Mistletoe is associated with pagan beliefs. The druids in Gaul considered mistletoe that grows on oak trees to be sent from heaven.
Holly and ivy are also common Christmas decorations. They are both associated with Pagan festivals because it was tradition to decorate these festivals with greenery.
Santa Claus images, also known by the names Father Christmas, Santa Claus, snowmen, reindeer and candy canes, are featured on cards, posters and signs as well as other marketing materials associated with Christmas celebrations. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, are filled with images of the baby Jesus and other symbols that represent the religious meaning of Christmas.
Santa Claus: Who are you?
Santa Claus (also known as Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle) is a legend based on the legend of St. Nicholas, who gave away all his wealth to help the sick and poor children. He was known as the protector for children and sailors. Christmas is all about gift-giving, especially for children. In the 1800’s, Christmas advertisements began to feature Santa Claus images. Due to the increasing popularity of Santa Claus, life-sized models were created and people wore red suits. Finally, Santa was finally met in person at malls.