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Christmas is one of the most widely celebrated festivals around the world. the Greek version of the New Testament, the letter X (chi) is the first letter of Christ so Christmas is also called X-Mas. Celebrated on every December 25th Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus. Christmas is a time for the snowman, the Christmas tree, santa claus, elaborate decorations of the houses and cities, christmas gifts, the christmas eve celebrations and, the Mass, Christmas carols and the very famous mistletoe. It's a time which is awaited not only by Christians but also by non christians, because of the fun and happiness it brings with itself. During Christmas every nook and corner has the words and wishes of Merry Christmas echoing. Every aspect of the christmas form an important part of the modern day celebrations. Christmas is a time of family reunion, elaborate dinners, christmas carols and smiles all over.
In modern era of celebration of Christmas, the man in red has become and important part of the celebration. Infact Santa Clause and Christmas has now become an associated word. But it’s amazing to know that this man in red has a story of his own.
The legend of Santa Clause starts when St. Nicholas was born around 280 A.D, in Turkey (Then called Patara ear Myra). It is said that St. Nicholas was a very kind man and he gave away all his wealth to help poor and sick. After his death the popularity continued and slowly St. Nicholas turned into Santa Clause.
For years kids and people are meeting the man in red and white in malls greeting them and giving gifts to kids. The thing has become so popular that the mall people and advertiser specially employee unemployed people to become santa clause and greet people during Christmas. There are various stories that say and define where Santa Clause lives and what he does. The most popular one is that this man in red lives in North Pole with Mrs Santa, elves and his 9 reindeers. Throughout the year Santa Clause watches children and prepares lists of good and bad kids. Once the list is made on every 24 December night he visits every house to drop gifts.
Long before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter. Just as people today decorate their homes during the festive season with pine, spruce, and fir trees, ancient peoples hung evergreen boughs over their doors and windows.Christmas trees are now a day beautifully decorated with lights ornaments, candies and angels. The entire decoration ads on to the happiness and joy of the celebration.
Long before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter. Just as people today decorate their homes during the festive season with pine, spruce, and fir trees, ancient peoples hung evergreen boughs over their doors and windows. In many countries it was believed that evergreens would keep away witches, ghosts, evil spirits, and illness. But the modern era custom of decorating Christmas Trees anthe credit of bringing in the tradition of Christmas tree goes to Germans. From Germany the custom travelled to Britain and United States. Today we see Christmas tree reaching from Floor to Ceiling all lighted up with candles, light and decorated with ornaments. Before Christmas market is full of the beautiful Christmas tree decoration things. Stats say that today in United States alone nearly 30 million real trees are sold.
With time decorating Christmas Tree and homes has become an important part of the Christmas tradition. Before Christmas begins the market place is full of beautiful designer stockings, artificial trees, Christmas ornaments, angels, wreath and lights of different shape and sizes. Hanging greenery like wreaths, small green color paper cuttings, keeping poinsettia flowers symbolizes life in the cold chilly winters. Evergreen is a symbol of life and is taken from the old midwinter festival which encourages the return of sun which is another reason why we often use holly, mistletoe and ivy to decorate our houses.
Mistletoe was used by Druid priests 200 years before the birth of Christ in their winter celebrations. They revered the plant since it had no roots yet remained green during the cold months of winter.The ancient Celtics believed mistletoe to have magical healing powers and used it as an antidote for poison, infertility, and to ward of evil spirits. The plant was also seen as a symbol of peace, and it is said that among Romans, enemies who met under mistletoe would lay down their weapons and embrace.
Scandanavians associated the plant with Frigga, their goddess of love, and it may be from this that we derive the custom of kissing under the mistletoe. Those who kissed under the mistletoe had the promise of happiness and good luck in the following year.
The popular plant known for the forever love has it’s history of its own. 200 years before the Christ was born Mistletoe was used by the Druid priests in their winter celebration, as the plant use to be green even when it did not had any roots. It was considered of having a magical healing power and was used as antidote for poison, infertility etc. It is said that among Romans, enemies who met under mistletoe would lay down their weapons and embrace. But the popularity as a love plant comes from the Scandanavians. They considered it as their goddess of love and from this we derive the custom of kissing under the mistletoe. Those who kissed under the mistletoe had the promise of forever growing love, happiness and good luck in the following year. Thus kissing under the mistletoe by the people in love has also become a pupular tradition.
Christmas is celebrated during the cold winter months when every thing is white and silent. Thus hanging greenery around symbolizes life. This popular belief gave way to hanging of wreath on the doors and around the house.
With the time giving and receiving gifts have become an important part of the celebration of Christmas. Children wait eagerly till 25 December as they believe Santa Clause will come and fill their stockings with gifts. Every year Christmas stockings are hung near the chimney with a belief that santa clause will come and fill it. Christmas stockings is an empty sock or a bag that is given the shape of a sock.
Scandanavians associated the plant with Frigga, their goddess of love, and it may be from this that we derive the custom of kissing. Christmas stockings are hung near the chimney on Christmas Eve for Santa Claus to fill it with goodies for the children. It is an empty sock or a bag that is given the shape of a sock. The children in United States and some other countries have been following this tradition of hanging a Christmas stocking, believing that Father Christmas will fill it with sweets and gifts for them. The items that are believed to be stuffed in the Christmas stocking by Santa Claus are known as stocking stuffers. The tradition of the Christmas stockings began by a story told since ancient time about a kind noble man who had three daughters. The wife of the nobleman expired and the daughters and their father were left in a state of sorrow. The daughters had to do all the work in the house. When the daughters became young and eligible for marriage, the poor father could not afford to give the huge dowries to their husbands.
One evening the daughters, after washing their stockings hung them near the fire place to be dried. Santa Claus being moved by the plight of the daughters came in and put in three bags of gold one in each of the stocking hanging by the chimney. The next morning the family noticed the gold bags and the nobleman had enough for his daughter’s marriage. The daughters got married and they lived happily ever after. Since then children have been hanging Christmas stockings. Christmas stockings are supposed to have the gifts given by Santa Claus. The other gifts are wrapped in present papers and placed near the Christmas tree. It is believed that a child who misbehaves during the year will not get a gift in their Christmas stocking. The Christmas stockings are traditionally hung on the fireplace. But as most of the modern homes do not have a fireplace, any location is suitable for hanging the Christmas stockings. In many traditions the Christmas stocking is to be stuffed by a gift that will stimulate the five sensory organs. The gift given by Santa Claus would be something to eat, a thing that makes a sound and gives a pleasant view to the eyes or gift which has a lovely fragrance.
In the present modern culture there are special Christmas stockings available in the market. Some families design unique stockings for each family member.
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