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Christmas: season of Santa clause, Gift Giving and Joy

Marry ChristmasX’MAS is a festival about/ of  Celebration, Joy, Gift Giving, Santa clause,  X’mas tree,  Saint Stephen, holidays and to be happy and make others too.

History:
Centuries before the arrival of the man called Jesus, early Europeans celebrated light and birth in the darkest days of winter.
The date of the celebration is traditional, and is not considered to be his actual date of birth.
In the Western world, the birthday of Jesus Christ has been celebrated on December 25th since AD 354, replacing an earlier date of January 6th.

The word “Christmas” originated as a contraction of “Christ’s mass.” It is derived from the Middle English Christemasse and Old English Cristes mæsse, a phrase first recorded in 1038. In early Greek versions of the New Testament, the letter ? (chi), is the first letter of Christ. Since the mid-sixteenth century ?, or the similar Roman letter X, was used as an abbreviation for Christ. Hence, “Xmas” is often used as an abbreviation for Christmas.

In most places around the world, Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25. Christmas Eve is the preceding day, December 24. In the United Kingdom and many countries of the Commonwealth, Boxing Day is the following day, December 26. In Catholic countries, Saint Stephen’s Day or the Feast of St. Stephen is December 26. The Armenian Apostolic Church observes Christmas on January 6. Eastern Orthodox Churches that still use the Julian Calendar celebrate Christmas on the Julian version of 25 December, which is January 7 on the more widely used Gregorian calendar, because the two calendars are now 13 days apart.

Santa Claus:

Santa claus Santa- Gift Giver Santa claus-christmas
jolly old man with a long white beard and wearing a red suit, Santa Claus is popular with children as a gift-giving person. There is myth, On Christmas Eve night he travels around the world, flying across the sky in a sleigh drawn by eight reindeer.He enters households by sliding down the chimney with his sack of toys. He places the gifts under the christmas tree or in socks, all this is done while the children sleep.
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply “Santa” is a fictional folklore figure who, in Western cultures, is presented as bringing gifts on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
Saint Nicholas is the common name for Saint Nicholas, a Lycian saint and Bishop of Myra in Anatolia (in modern-day Antalya province,Turkey, though then it was a Greek-speaking Roman Province). He was born during the third century in the village of Patara. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, but is now commonly identified with Santa Claus.
The popular image of Santa Claus was created by the German-American cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840–1902), who drew a new image annually, beginning in 1863. By the 1880s, Nast’s Santa had evolved into the form we now recognize. The image was standardized by advertisers in the 1920s.

Santa claus santa with Gifts santa and gifts

pine tree is associated with Christmas.The evergreen pine is symbole of “life over death”

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas

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