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Christmas is considered as the birthday of Jesus Christ whose life, influenced the mankind most. His life changed the way people live and think. Christmas has become a phenomenon for more than two millennia, seen as both a commercial, religious and cultural event. Though the exact date is not mentioned in the bible by either Matthew or Luke, billions of Christians around the globe celebrate Christmas on 25th December every year.
The celebration has become such a phenomenon that the whole of December turns into a celebratory mood two to three weeks before the specific day. Christmas History Christmas, the most anticipated Holiday of billions of people around the globe has its roots in ancient pagan traditions. Long ago, even before Jesus was born the mid-winter season was celebrated around the world. Winter season meant extreme weather conditions and on the Winter solstice people celebrated the coming of longer days and extended sunlight hours.
One of the early celebrations of Christmas was seen among the Mesopotamians around 4000 years ago. Zagmuk’ the Romans celebrated Saturnalia, in remembrance of their God of Agriculture -Saturn. The celebrations began before the winter solace and continued for a month or so. For centuries, Christians celebrated Easter as the main festival and only around the fourth century the Church officials decided to announce a holiday in the name of Jesus Christ on his birthday. Pope Julius I chose December 25th as the birthday of Jesus Christ and soon the celebrations became popular in countries nearby. In England, Puritan forces cancelled Christmas around 1645. Americans also had a bad experience.
The English separatists who came to America in 1620 were orthodox and as a result Christmas was not even a holiday in early America. Furthermore showing Christmas spirit or joy was a crime which was charged five shillings. Finally Christmas was declared a holiday in 1870. The traditional narrative behind Christmas revolves around the birth of Jesus. In fulfillment of the Messianic prophecies, as demarcated in the New Testament of the Holy Bible, Jesus was born in a town called Bethlehem.
Bethlehem in the evening and found that the inn had no available rooms. This led to the young family staying at a stable where Jesus was soon born. To many Christians around the world, the date of the birth of Jesus is not the primary purpose for celebrating Christmas day. The holiday is simply in honor of the belief that The Creator, God took the form of man in order to come into the world and atone for the sins of humanity. Christians around the world celebrate Christmas on December 25th according to the Gregorian calendar. Christians celebrate Christmas on December 25th of the Julian calendar.
This corresponds to January 7th of the Gregorian calendar. Why Christmas is Celebrated in December 25? Although the reason why the December 25th date was chosen for Christmas celebration, is not known: there are factors that influenced this choice. The date of December 25th was chosen in early A. The church settled for this date in order to stop the Roman pagan festivals like the Saturnalia. Christian leaders in the 4th century desired to turn pagans to Christianity by celebrating a Christian holiday without all the evils that came with Saturnalia.
They succeeded in converting most of the pagans. In 1446, Pope Paul II revived most of the evils of the Saturnalia carnival. December 25th is the day the Romans marked as the darkest day of the year, known as the winter solstice. It is the shortest and darkest day of the year. This date is nine months after the birth of Jesus was announced. December 25th was easily chosen in reference to the fact that Jesus is linked to the sun based on the book of Malachi in the Old Testament. Isaac Newton stated in the 17th century that the date of Christmas was chosen to correspond with the solstice.
CHRISTMAS OVER THE YEARS For years, Christmas festive has been observed in honor of the birth of Jesus in many countries. And many will prefer going out partying with friends, although still holding onto some customs like exchanging gifts. Christmas Traditions There are several Christmas customs that are observed during this holiday around the world. Some of them include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, kissing under the mistletoe, Santa, corals and feasts. Each of these customs have their origins, though most Christians celebrate and incorporate these customs without really knowing where they are from.