Christmas holidays are approaching, lively atmosphere, fun songs, the flamboyant tree decoration which have become so familiar, but whether you have actually know everything about the origin Christmas holidays born?
Christmas Day is also known as the Christian celebration of Christmas or Christmas, X-mas, and is an international holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Initially, the origin of Christmas holidays begins from the followers of Christianity. However, over time, Christmas has become an international holiday and known more with tree and Santa Claus.
According to the Jewish calendar, the time to start a new day is sunset, not midnight. Therefore, even though Christmas is celebrated officially on 25/12 but it is often dark congratulations from 24/12.
3 The meaning of the day
The most people are aware of the meaning of Christmas. However, Noel was the feast of the family, is a special occasion for all generations of the same family gather together. In this occasion, the members will create memories, expression and sustain feelings for each other. Noel can also be seen as a celebration of children. Christmas Eve was a magical night where all the children’s wishes will come true.
In addition, the Christmas holidays are carrying the message of peace, everyone who shared with loneliness
4 The meaning of the name
In fact, since Christmas is coupled by 2 from the “Christ” (the title of Jesus) and “Mas” (Short of mass means mass). Therefore, Christmas holidays mean that Christ and the Christmas holidays of Jesus. In Greek, the word is written Christos Christ, Xpiotos or so people often use the consonant X carries symbolic meaning for the word Xristos and Xpiotos and add the word “Mas” to constitute Xmas. Therefore from well-meaning Xmas looks like Christmas
5 The meaning of the symbols at Christmas
– Round Leaf Advent: A circle of round leaves represents eternal life and endless love of the Lord. Blue symbolizes the Mashiach will hopefully help people out of the misery.
– Christmas Tree: Legend has it that in the seventh century, pilgrims on their way to rescue a child who escaped the sacrifices, St. Boniface took down an oak tree with one punch. Saints say that small tree symbolizes eternal life of Mashiach and the tree of life. Thus, on Christmas Day, people often put a small tree in the house was ornate
– Christmas Star: In Christmas, people often hang a star in the most prominent place in the religious establishment. By the legend of the origin of Christmas holidays, born at the moment of the Lord, in the sky appeared a star shining brightly for 3 guided kings look to where the Lord was born.
– The Christmas gifts: The gift of faith brings a deep meaning to an expression of love between friends and relatives in the family.