We finished that only in the Christmas evening, when everybody returned at home for wait Santa. Happiness could be read on our faces and inside eyes when we shared our little “fortune” that we had collected during the day.
Origins of Christmas
Historians are unsure exactly when Christians first began celebrating the Nativity of Christ.However , most scholars believe that Christmas originated in the 4th century as a Christian substitute for pagan celebrations of the winter solstice.Before the introduction of Christmas , each year beginning on December 17 Romans honored Saturn , the ancient god of agriculture , in a festival called Saturnalia. This festival lasted for 7 days and included the winter solstice , which usually occurred around December 25 on the ancient Julian calendar.During Saturnalia the Romans feasted , postponed all business and warfare , exchanged gifts , and temporarily freed their slaves.Many Romans also celebrated the lengthening of daylight following the winter solstice by participating in rituals to glorify Mithra , the ancient Persian god of light.These and other winter festivities ...
December 26-th is called Boxing Day. It takes its name from the old custom of giving employees or tradesmen an annual present or “Christmas box” on the day . It is the day of recover after all the excitement and food which most of the time prove a little too much.
The usual salutation at Christmas is “A merry Christmas to you” , and the reply is “The same to you”.
The day of gift giving varies greatly in different Christian cultures and times:
6th December - in memory of St. Nicholas
24th December - Christmas Eve
25th December - Birthday of Jesus
1st of January - the New year
6th of January - The Epiphany, day of the Three Wise men, the Magi
In the 7th century a monk from Crediton, Devonshire, went to Germany to teach the Word of God. He did many good works there, and spent much time in Thuringia, an area which was to become the cradle of the Christmas Decoration Industry.
Jesus was born in a stable in Bethlehem. In Catholic countries this fact is brought to mind with miniature replicas of the nativity scene. The manger, animals, miniatures of Jesus, Joseph, Maria, the shepherds and the Three Magi are part of this very popular symbol. It was started (says the legend) by St Franciscus of Assisi. The Pope has his own in Rome but nowadays the custom is followed in Protestant countries, too.
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them at the inn.
The celebration of Boxing Day, which takes place on December 26 - the feast of St. Stephen, is a part of the holiday season unique to Great Britain. Traditionally, it is on this day that the alms box at every English church is opened and the contents are distributed to the poor. Also, this is the day that servants traditionally got the day off to celebrate with their families.
It’s winter! Outside is snowing. Children are very happy because outside is beautiful . Some children are making a snowmen and others are sleighing through the snow.
The Egyptians were an ancient race of Caucasians residing in one of the northern sections of Africa. The latter as we all know is the largest continent in the Eastern Hemisphere.
A week later, on 9 of March, is the religious holiday of "Mucenici", a
kind of All Saints' Day, celebrated in memoriam of the 40 martyrs
killed in Sevastia because of their religion - Christianity, about
more than 1500 years ago. Housewives prepare pretzels in form of
number 8, then they make a kind of soup with a lot of sugar, nuts and
cinnamon and of course the pretzels. There is also a tradition to
drink 44 glasses of wine.
By living in a society ruled by consumption, the environment gets caught in the middle. It is like a chain where the producers try to attract the customers with new features and designs, and the customers demand of the producer to come up with new and more appealing products. In this "hide and seek" game that is going on between the manufacturer and the consumer, the environment gets caught in the middle.
Christmas festivities , the annual festival of Christ’s birth Day falls on December 25 and celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem as recounted in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke . It is , after Easter , the most important feast in the church’s year . Since the Gospels make no mention of dates , it is not certain that Christ was born on this day . Christmas festivities
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