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Christmas Origin History and Traditions

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Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is often called ‘feast of love’, many people like the advent season, because it provides a little comfort in the cold season. Common bake cookies, candlelight and singing Christmas carols together, spend the time at the Christmas market. During this time people get closer together, for many, it is a special feast, which is celebrated with family and joys.

Every year, almost 2 million Christians celebrate the birth of Christ on Christmas. In Christianity, Christmas belongs to the most important holidays in the year. Jesus is the son of God to Christian faith – he was chosen to deliver the people from their sins. Therefore his followers called him Christ, which means the anointed as the Savior. With Christmas, people also celebrate the “incarnation of God” in Jesus.

The exact birth date of Jesus Christ is not known, because nowhere in the Gospels of the Bible a date is written. The church commits himself but later on the 25th of December, one day in December. That many people a month where it is dark and cold, a season actually not so much like. It is said that no light nothing can grow and flourish, thus no life can arise. As of late December, days are however getting longer and the nights shorter. In all cultures, so the Solstice was celebrated at that time. Therefore it is celebrated on December 25 the day again took over the rule over the night. Meteorologically this will be now done 21st December; this time displacement came through a reform of the calendar system into existence in the 16th century.

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