Wish you a Merry Christmas: Happy Marry Xmas Day 2017 :- Christmas means 'Feast day of Christ'. Christmas is a Christian holiday that refers to the birth of Jesus and a cultural holiday for non-Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ and observed most commonly on 25th December every year as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.
This festival is the season for joy and forgiveness. However, it is also full of strange and beautiful traditions we all follow without really understanding. Ever wondered where your favorite Christmas traditions came from?
It is said that mistletoe should never touch the ground between being cut and its removal. It is supposed to be hung each year to protect the house from fire and any man and woman that met each other under it were obliged to kiss. After each kiss a berry was plucked from the bush, once all the berries were plucked the privilege ceased. The use of mistletoe as a Christmas decoration is very common and originally began way back in the 18th century.
The Christmas tree began in modern Germany in the early Renaissance with the decorating of pine or fir trees with apples, roses, candies and colored paper. To decorate a Christmas tree became much more popular and widely accepted in the UK after the marriage of Queen Victoria to the German Prince Albert.
It starts with the story of an old man with three beautiful daughters who had no money to pay for their dowries and so they could not marry. St Nicholas was riding through the village and heard of this story, understanding that the old man would not accept charity he crept down the chimney that night and found stockings that the daughters had hung by the fireplace to dry. Into these 3 stockings he placed a bag of gold each, the next morning the 3 beautiful women and their father were overjoyed and soon after the women were married. Ever since children and adults have hung stockings by the fireplace or at the end of their beds to be filled with presents while they sleep, ready to be joyfully opened the next morning.
According to popular history in 1670, a German choirmaster wished to find a way to get the children to be quiet in his church during Christmas Eve ceremonies. Choirmaster asked the local sweet maker to make sweet sticks for the children but in order to justify the giving of candy during worship he had the sweet maker add a crook to the tip of each sweet and to make them red and white. These delicious candy canes then spread through Europe. Now these candy canes are a popular tradition each year and come in many different flavors.
It tell the story of a young girl who was too poor to pay for a present to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Angels inspired her to pick weeds from the roadside to place in front of the church alter and these weeds became poinsettias when beautiful crimson blossoms sprouted from them. From the 17th century, onward friars in Mexico incorporated these bright flowers into their Christmas celebrations, as they believe the flowers have a special symbolism. The star shape of the leaf symbolizes the Star of Bethlehem. The red symbolizes the blood sacrifice through the crucifixion of Christ. In modern days, beautiful flowers are popular for Christmas decorations, with 12th December being National Poinsettia Day in the United State of America.
The listed five traditions are some of the most enjoyable and beautiful parts of Christmas that anyone from the youngest child of a family to the aging grandparents can participate in.