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Christmas Customs

Christmas Customs

by Julie
posted: 2018-11-07 11:25:55 +0800

Christmas is not just known to be a sacred holiday but it is celebrated all over the world with regards to cultural phenomenon. Christmas traditions/customs reflect the sacred beliefs as well as the nature of a society. For people to make the best out of this day, having knowledge about Christmas history is crucial. This article will help overcome your queries about the Day, as well as answer the question as to what are the traditions of Christmas.

Christmas history

The day of Christmas is marked as the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth. It is true that there is no actual evidence for such an event on that day, but it has been declared as his birthday since 440 AD. When the Saxons observed Christianity, the word Yule was changed to Christmas, but its proper usage began after the 11th century.

Christmas traditions/customs

As stated above, the traditions and customs of Christmas are not followed in the exact same manner throughout the world, though there are certain similarities which include lighting up the Christmas tree. Once the tree has been lightened, there is the hanging of stockings, candy canes and advent wreaths. The art pieces that are chosen for Christmas take you back in time, to the birth of Christ.

Christmas in England is very cold, foggy and wet. The harsh weather does not seem to stop families from sharing and receiving love. All houses are decorated with ivy, holly and evergreens in addition to mistletoe which is hanged outside homes. Groups of carolers sing Christmas songs from one house to the other. Treats are given to children along with nut filled pies.