What is Christmas  ?

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Christmas is known as  birthdays and Holy birthdays.  Christmas is the Christian festival where the birth of Jesus Christ is celebrated.

 

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christmas

 

 

When Is Christmas Celebrated ?

 

Christmas is celebrated by most Christians on December 25. Celebrations starting on the eve of Christmas on December 24 continue until the evening of December 26 in some countries. The Eastern Orthodox Church (Armenian Church) celebrates the date of January 6, which corresponds to December 25 in the Julian calendar as a Christmas. In the majority of Christians, Christmas holidays are combined with New Year’s holiday.

 

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december christmas

 

 

 

How Is Christmas Celebrated ?

 

Christmas preparations start months ago. These preparations are carried out with great care. In the advent period, the advent calendars of Christians, which have 24 windows, are prepared before the 25th of December, which is the date of Christ’s birth. In these calendars, pictures or confectionery are hidden behind each window, and one opens every day.

In some countries, the advent candles are lit and in schools the plays and demonstrations are performed where the birth of Jesus and the three astrologers brought gifts to Jesus from the East. Christmas hymns are sung in churches and streets in choruses. Christmas parties are held on weekends before Christmas. Trees are decorated. Streets, Streets, shopping malls, gardens and interiors of houses are decorated with light and New-Year ornaments. Christmas trees are decorated with great splendour. People buy each other gifts. On Christmas Eve, the arrival of Santa Claus is symbolic. The children eagerly wait for the gifts Santa brings. People give each other presents they put under trees on Christmas night.

 

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celebrate christmas

 

 

 

What Are The Foods Eaten At Christmas ?

 

Christmas dinner is prepared in the afternoon of December 25 in many countries and the meals are eaten in the family. Each country has different dishes according to its own culture. However, most Turkish fries and sausages are consumed. In some countries, Pudding is poured on the cake as a dessert after dinner, leaving food for Santa Claus and deer at home on this night.

 

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food christmas

 

 

 

Why Is Christmas Celebrated On December 25Th ?

 

Christmas is celebrated to remember the birth of Jesus Christ, Who Christians believe and is the Son of God. The Name ‘Christmas’ comes from the mass of Christ (or Jesus). A mass service is where Christians remember that Jesus died for us and then came back to life. The ‘Christ-mass’ service was the only one that was allowed to take place after sunset, so people had it at Midnight ! So we get the name Christ-mass, shorened to Christmas. Nobody knows about Jesus ‘ true birthday! The first recorded date of Christmas, which was celebrated on December 25, was in 336, during the reign of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on December 25.

 

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christmas night

 

 

 

Why Is Christmas Important ?

 

Christmas is an important religious holiday for Christians. Because it represents the birth of Jesus . This religious feast followed by the whole world also brings vitality to the economy. And it’s celebrated as an official holiday.

 

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christmas important

 

 

 

What Is The Significance Of The Christmas Tree ?

 

The tradition of decorating a pine tree at Christmas is a tradition that has been going on since Pagan times. However, the introduction of this subject to the Christian literature and the integration of the pine tree with Christianity 7. he’il find a century. The tradition of decorating the pine tree continued to be the tradition of pagan Germans for centuries. Many years later, Christians began to use this symbol. Turning the pine tree into a symbol, the first time found a place in the inscriptions of St. Boniface. During a missionary voyage to northern Germany, it is said that Saint bonifaceae, who saw the pine tree still in use, tried to explain the Trinity of the tree to Pagans. This tradition then spread to North America after the revolution in the United States and began to be used both in the United States and Canada.

 

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tree christmas

 

 

But the fact that it became a symbol all over the world, was originally a German King of the 3rd century. It happened after George sat on the throne of England. 18. The king of the throne in the 3rd century. After George, pine trees were seen in countries belonging to the British Empire where the sun did not set on it. However, the tradition of decorating trees at Christmas is essentially 19th century. In the 19th century, Queen Victoria became popular with her. And then it became fashionable to decorate Christmas trees all over the world.

 

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christmas tree

 

 

 

In different sources, Christians, the eternal life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. In the Bible, the cross where Jesus was crucified is often referred to as a tree. The lights and decorations on the tree represent the wonders and grandeur associated with the birth and resurrection of Jesus.
There are many different sources such as this.

 

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merry christmas

 

 

 

What Is The Meaning Of The Socks Used In Christmas Decorations ?

 

The tradition of Santa Claus bringing presents is based on God Odin, the father of God Thor in Nordic mythology. When Odin went hunting with his flying Horse Sleipnir, it is known that the children of Scandinavia put carrots and straw in their boots for sleipnir and hung them next to the fireplace. Odin would bring gifts and confectionery to the children in return for this favor. Over time, this tradition reached America through European immigrants. Instead of boots, big socks were used, and this tradition became part of Christmas.

 

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christmas socks

 

 

 

Who Is Santa Claus ?

 

Santa Claus is a mythological character believed to have brought gifts to good and good-natured children on Christmas Eve or morning. Santa Claus, the most widely known name in the world, is Santa Claus. Aya Nikola, believed to be a miracle for all early Christian Saints, was very faithful and humble. The real point that made Aya Nikola a legend was the habit of secretly giving gifts to people. According to the belief, Aya Nikola is the protector of seafarers, merchants, archers, freshmen, children, Brewers, pawnbrokers and students in various cities and countries in Europe. Santa Claus, who can fly with a sleigh drawn by chubby, red-clothed, white beard and reindeer, is an image that developed with the tendency of the companies to commercialize the celebrations in modern times and provide economic rent to itself.

 

Santa Claus
Santa Claus

 

 

 

Why Does Santa Come Home From The Chimney ?

 

The source of this most popular myth about New Year is also based on European traditions. In Europe where many people lived in fireplaces, the chimney was an important symbol and was often associated with beautiful things. For example, seeing the chimney cleaners would be considered a harbinger of spring and would be seen as lucky. In pre-Christian nordik traditions, God Odin was believed to have entered the chimneys on the day of his return and left gifts. The way Santa chose to bring gifts to the houses is based on these mythological beliefs in Christmas.

 

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santa claus chimney

 

 

 

 

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