Merry Christmas Santa Claus Coloring Pages, Clipart Images, Pictures – Christmas is celebrated as a holiday of joy to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ to Mother Mary. The name Christmas is a shortened version of “Christ’s Mass”. The Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God and was born to a virgin mother, fondly known as Mother Mary or Virgin Mary. Although this festival is a religious celebration of those who follow Christianity, it is also celebrated by many non-Christians. The celebrations of Christmas are so widespread and well accepted, that you will see Xmas decorations in almost every country of the world!
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Christmas is a celebration of the nativity of Jesus Christ. He was born in Bethlehem and was placed in a cowshed after his birth. In an account, it is said that Magi followed a star and arrived at the manger where Jesus was kept, to bless him with gifts. Shepherds from the neighborhood, along with their sheep and cattle had also arrived at the scene to adore the miracle child that was born. This scene is depicted in many public places and churches on Christmas to remember the time when the savior of people took birth.
Christmas is one of the major festivals in the holiday season. Since it is the day that Christ was born, it is celebrated with great pomp. Several traditions are followed on this day, and the preparations begin a long time before 25 December. A conifer tree is brought home to be decorated with tinsels, candy canes and stars. Presents for family members are placed beneath this tree. A wreath is placed on the front door. Children roam in their neighborhood, singing carols at every door. Families also send Christmas cards to their relatives who stay far away.
One of the most popular traditions of Christmas, especially for kids is the belief in Santa Claus. Santa Claus, also known as Santa, St. Nick or Father Christmas is a fictional character inspired by St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas was a Greek bishop who lived in the 4th century. He was famous for his generosity and love towards children. Santa, thus, is believed to bring presents for young children during Christmas. He is said to live on the North pole throughout the year. On Christmas night, he rides his sleigh around the world to leave presents for children in their homes.
Although it is on 25 December that Jesus is said to be born, and is celebrated as Christmas, most of the celebrations and preparations begin before that. For example, on Christmas Eve, the Xmas tree is decorated, lit and ready. Presents are put beneath it on Eve itself. Cookies, milk, and stockings for Santa are also ready before Christmas. It is on 25 December, however, that the presents are opened. People also host parties for friends on Christmas. Mistletoes, often discreetly, are hung in rooms. People standing under the mistletoe are supposed to kiss each other!