Thursday, December 4, 2014

CHRISTMAS - CHRISTMAS DAY



Christmas Holiday

 


Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observe generally on December 25th  as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people in the whole world. Christmas is a public holiday in many of the worlds nations, and its celebrated culturally by a large number of former or non-Christian people, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season.




The original meaning of Christmas is a special church service, or mass, to celebrate the birth of Christ. The story of the nativity, or the events surroundings the birth Jesus, are particularly important in religious celebrations of Christmas.

In Roman times, a mid-winter festival was help, and this was a relaxing time with a lot of parties and merry making. It was also very common to give other people small gifts, such as dolls for children's and candles for adults. This festivals culminated with the small celebration of the winter solstice, which fell on December 25th in the Roman calendar. 

There was a festival held in Scandinavia called Yule and it used to last up to 12 days during late December  and early January. People used to burnt logs and help parties and these customs have influence how Christmas Day is celebrated in the United States today.



Many people in the United States celebrate Christmas Day on December 25th, this day celebrates  Jesus Christ Birth. These celebration it is often combined with customs from Pr-Christian winter and many people place Christmas tree in their home to decorate them, visiting family, friends, and gift exchanging.



People celebrates Christmas Day in many ways. During the days or weeks before Christmas many people decorate their homes and gardens with color lights, Christmas and many other things that represent the spirit of the holiday.  

It very common to organized a special meal, bake cookies for the family and friends and exchange gifts with them, children's, in particular, often receive a lot of gift from their parents and other relatives suing the mythical figure of Santa Claus. 



Another thing that is very important is that some groups arrange meals, shelters or charitable projects for people without a home or with very little income to celebrate a holiday in their own.

But the most important part is to celebrate with the family and be thankful for everything that you have in life.

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