“Jingle bells, jingle bells – Jingle all the way ……” Oh! How euphonic and over-joyous it is to hear this song during Christmas festival, celebrated on 25th December of every year, to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, and welcome Santa with bliss on this Christmas night, throughout the world! Though this song is primarily meant for Thanksgiving day, this song is widely sung during Christmas festival. It has become a secular song. Everybody loves this song leaving one’s own traditions behind.
Why Are We Celebrating Christmas? A Holy Story to Know
There have been many debates when Jesus Christ was born. However, it was Pope Julius (I) who chose December 25th, the birth of Jesus Christ. The birth, life, ministry, death, and rebirth of Christ are the “turning points” in world history. This is the day it is believed that the three wise men finally found Jesus in the hut.
“Thus for the past two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. ” Santa Claus” is another interesting character we observe during this festive season. Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, simply Santa, is a legendary figure originating in Western Christian culture that is believed to bring gifts to the homes of well-mannered children on Christmas Eve (24thDecember) and the wee hours of Christmas Day 25th.
An astonishing fact to know is although Santa Claus has worn blue and white and green in the past, his traditional red suit came from a 1930s ad by Coca-Cola.
Santa Claus Coco-Cola Ad [Old] – Will Makes You Smile 🙂
‘Christmas’ – What is Christmas? & What It Really Mean?
Christmas – Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings inculcated the order of their religion. The word “Christmas” means “Mass of Christ,” later shortened to “Christ-Mass.” The even shorter form “Xmas” – first used in Europe in the 1500s – is resultant of the Greek alphabet, in which X is the first letter of Christ’s name: Xristos, therefore “X-Mass.”
“Christmas Tree” – What It Indicates on Xmas Eve?
Saint Boniface hand-picked the triangular shape of the fir tree to describe the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
As far as the history is concerned, in schools many teachers misinterpret the acronyms B.C & A.D as ‘Before Christ’, and ‘After the Death’; Yes, B.C. does stand for “Before Christ.” A.D. actually stands for the Latin phrase ‘Anno Domini’, which means “in the year of our Lord. Since 1870, December 25th has been a federal holiday in the United States Christmas Day.
A Happy and Holy Christmas Celebration
December 25th is the day one can see the festive fervor from the bottom of their hearts – exchanging gifts, feeding the poor and slaves become the masters. If it snows on this day, we get to hear many ‘Wow’s from the mouths of many for it is believed that this snowy-festive day brings better fortunes.
Indian Lens says – Merry Christmas to all. May the Lord bless everyone and live with peace and harmony.