Christmas Day- 25 Dec 2020
Christmas Day is celebrated around the world on 25 December. It is also called Bada Din. On Christmas day people party, roam and pray in church. On Christmas Day, children are given gifts in socks. Homemade cakes are made and fed.
This time Christmas is on Wednesday and on the seventh day, New Year 2020 (Christmas Day) is going to start. Today we are going to tell you some very special things related to the trend of giving gifts from Christmas tree to socks.
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Why is Christmas celebrated?
Christmas is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is called the Son of God. Christmas Day also got its name from Christ.
Why Christmas on 25 December?
No birth date of Jesus is given in the Bible, but still Christmas is celebrated every year on 25 December. There were many disputes over this date. But Christmas was celebrated on 25 December in 336 AD, the first Christian Roman emperor in Roman times. A few years later, Pope Julius officially announced the birth of Jesus on 25 December.
Story of Christmas tree |
The Christmas tree began in Northern Europe thousands of years ago. During that time, this winter festival was celebrated by decorating the tree named ‘Fir’. Apart from this, people used to decorate the branches of cherry plant during Christmas. Those who could not buy these plants celebrated Christmas by giving wood the shape of a pyramid.
Gradually the trend of Christmas tree increased everywhere. Now everyone brings this tree to their home on the occasion of Christmas and decorates it with candy, chocolates, toys, lights, bells and gifts. Christmas is celebrated by decorating a tree named ‘FIR’.
Secret Santa and the gift story in his socks |
According to popular stories, in the fourth century, there lived a person named St. Nicholas in Myra (now Turkey), a place in Asia Minor. He was very rich, but his parents had died. He always secretly helped the poor. He kept trying to please them by giving them secret gifts.
One day Nicholas finds out that a poor man has three daughters, for whom he has absolutely no money for weddings. John Nicholas came to help this man. One night, he reached the chimney in the roof of this man’s house and put a bag full of gold from there. During that time this poor man had put his stockings in the chimney to dry.
In this socks, a bag full of gold suddenly fell in his house. This happened not once but three times. The last time this man was seen by Nicholas. Nicholas asked not to tell this to anyone. But soon the noise of this thing came out. From that day whenever anyone would get a secret gift, everyone would think that Nicholas gave it.
Gradually, this story of Nicholas became popular, because it has been the practice of giving gifts to children on Christmas day. That is why the first Nicholas story in England formed the basis and was named Father Christmas and Old Man Christmas. After this, the custom of giving gifts in socks on the day of Christmas, ie Secret Santa, went on.
How to celebrate Christmas |
In particular, people and children are vacationed abroad from school, college and office before Christmas. The entire market and every street is illuminated with Christmas tree and lights. On 24 December, people celebrate Easter Eve and on 25 December (25 December) party in homes, which lasts for 12 days. Christmas starts from 25 December until 5 January. This festival, especially celebrated in Europe for 12 days, is known as Twelfth Night.