Merry Christmas to you!

Posted at December, 25, 2017 views: 807
Merry Christmas  to you!


Origin of Christmas   

The name Christmas is short for "Christ's Mass". A Mass is a kind of Church service. Christmas is a religious festival. It is the day we celebrate as the birthday of Jesus.


The birth of Jesus had a story: In Nazareth, a city of Galilee. The virgin's name was Mary was betrothed to Joseph. Before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband was minded to put her away secretly. While he thought about these things, Gabriel, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and told him did not be afraid to take Mary as wife. And Mary will bring forth a Son, and he shall call his name, Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.   

Before Jesus births, Joseph and Mary came to Quintus was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. Joseph also went up out of Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and of the lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.  

And that, Christmas is the feast of the nativity of Jesus, is on 25th, December every year. But nobody know the actual birthday of Jesus. And the Christmas has become popular when Christmas cards appeared in 1846 and the concept of a jolly Santa Claus was first made popular in nineteenth Century.   

Later, though most of the church received on December 25 for Christmas, but solid for use throughout the church calendar is different, the specific date can not be unified, then put on December 24 to January 6, the second year for the Christmas holiday season (Christmas tide), around the church can according to specific local conditions during this period within the celebration of Christmas day. Since December 25 is recognized the most churches after Christmas, the original of the January 6 epiphany just remember Jesus' baptism the, but the Catholic Church decided as January 6 "three kings to the section", to Memorial Jesus was born when the East Three Kings (that is, three doctoral) pilgrimage to the story. With the spread of Christianity, Christmas has become a Christian, and even the majority of non Christian people a major festival. In many countries in Europe and America, people attach great importance to the festival, which is connected with the new year, and the excitement and celebration of the event has greatly exceeded the new year. The main commemorative activities in December 25th and that should be the legend.   

Christmas is on December 25th to commemorate the birth of Jesus, but the real birth of the day no one knows. In nineteenth Century, the pop of Christmas cards, Santa Claus, Christmas also began to pop up.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!