The term Merry Christmas, essentially implies that people should make Merry and enjoy the celebration of Jesus Christ that is the Birthday of Jesus of Nazareth. The Christmas is the shortened form of “Christ’s Mass”
What is Christmas?
Christmas is a religious festival celebrated by all Christians around the world. This Christmas festival can also be referred to as Noël, Nativity, Xmas, and Yule. Christmas is a cultural and a religious festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, and this falls most commonly on December 25th. Christians commemorate this Christmas Day to celebrate the birthday of Jesus of Nazareth, a religious leader whose teachings form the origin of their religion. This festival is celebrated by Christians as a religious festival, and as a cultural festival by non Christians. All the countries around the world have declared this day as a public holiday. Even though the exact month and date of Christmas is unknown, the Western Christian Church has placed Christmas on 25th of December every year. And also there are so many tales behind this date, such as Christians all around the world celebrate Christmas on this day according to the Georgian Calendar, which is adopted universally in civil calendar.
Preparation before Christmas
Many days before the Christmas day, we can see a great deal of stepping up and enthusiasm in cities, in villages, in streets as well as in houses. We can see gracefully decorated shop windows during this season. Not only that , the foremost symbol of Christmas festival , that is the Christmas tree with a shinning bright star on the top of it decorated using bright lights and customized Christmas decorations. Admired customs and traditions of Christmas festival are exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending special masses, sharing meals with family and friends and also waiting for Santa Claus to arrive and offer presents. Traditional colors related to Christmas are, green, red and gold, in which green symbolizes eternal life, and also the special evergreen tree which does not lose leaves during the winter season. And red symbolizes the blood of Jesus, which denotes the shed of blood in his crucifixion. And gold is the main color that associated with Christmas that denotes the three gifts of the Magi, symbolizing royalty. And these beautiful decorations grabs the attention of people, elders as well as small children tend to get excited by these mind-blowing decoration
Excitement before Christmas
People walk in and out of shopping complexes purchasing presents for their loved ones, a formal procedure that is observed every year. People also do shopping for a splendid Christmas feast. In many countries it is said that they mainly focus of celebrating the Christmas Eve rather than celebrating the Christmas day. Christmas day is also known as the day of joy for young and old. During this Christmas season families gets filled with joy and laughter.
There are some special activities taking place during this Christmas season. They are Christmas carols sung by both elders and children, sending and exchange of Christmas card greetings, performance of fasting and special religious observances such as a midnight Mass or Vespers on Christmas Eve, and the giving and receiving of presents. People also prepare delicious special types of meals for Christmas. Among all Christmas cake and plays the major role. Christmas cake is a special type of a cake prepared by people all around the world. And the most commonly used beverages such as wine and other drinks are also served during this fantastic Christmas Festival.
Christmas and Santa Claus
There is an enormous interconnection in between the beauty of Christmas and Santa Claus. Santa Claus is a legendary figure which is a universal symbol of Christmas. He is a white bearded man who looks festive and has a jovial mood, sometimes wearing spectacles with a red coat and white fur collar cuffs, and white fur cuffed trousers and also with black boots and belts, who is said to bring presents for both young and old. Santa Claus is also known as Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or simply Santa. Although the modern Santa Claus is related to a world filled with joy and fantasy, the historical Santa Claus or St. Nicholas is a godly man who is known for his charity and big heartedness.
True hope of Christmas
During this Christmas season Even the poorest person becomes a little richer. They spend all the money they have earned during the year to commemorate and to celebrate the birthday of Nazareth. And the other important fact is that everyone must examine their inner self carefully and must ensure that they have the correct attitude towards this great day of joy. In this Christmas festival, Christians believe that God himself came in bodily form, in real flesh and blood, to earth. Christmas is the feast of joy. Unquestionably each and every Christian has the right to practice all those blessed and rightful joys which Christmas brings. God has created the human being with both soul and body and Christians have the right to experience the joy and happiness of Christmas both spiritually and bodily. It is also said that Christmas is the season of peace and goodwill.
“Make every moment of the Holidays a wonderful time by spending it with loved ones. Christmas is best when love is all around you. May the spirit of the Christmas fill your home with peace, joy and love. I wish you all merry Christmas and Happy New Year”